I am a PhD candidate in History at Florida International University where I specialize in modern Cuban history. While my dissertation analyzes the politics of black motherhood in 20th century Cuba, my research and educational interests lie more broadly in the fields of gender, race, and medicine. I did my B.A. and M.A. training as a Russian and Soviet historian at the University of South Florida under Golfo Alexopoulos and Kees Boterbloem and did a Comparative Communist Cultures field for my comps exams so that I could continue bridging my broader interests with the Global South, Soviet Union, and Communism. I'm very interested in continuing to explore these themes beyond geographic and academic borders and contributing to larger conversations about History in a more accessible way.