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Jen Cruz, MPH (she/her)

Jen Cruz

Jen is a Population Health Sciences PhD student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is passionate about the intersection of community, public health, and equity. She is a predoctoral fellow at the Harvard/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Educational Program in Cancer Prevention and member of the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights doctoral cohort. She also supports community-based participatory research focused on capacity building in community-based organizations. Outside of her graduate studies, she is an active resident member of the Allston-Brighton community.

Jen was born and raised in Wapato, WA – a small, rural community located on the Yakama Reservation that continues to inspire her academic work and organizing efforts. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Seattle University and her Masters of Public Health in Global Health Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She was also a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research grant recipient.