My role at Bienestar has shown and demonstrated that my work experience and civic engagement work in HIV Tx and prevention is not only an extension of my personality, but also a reflection of my commitment and passion in social work. As such, my goal is to improve the well-being of vulnerable/disenfranchised populations and communities, advance social and economic justice, but also attempt to eradicate the stigma pressing from societal problems in complex and culturally diverse environments. I strongly believe that I can obtain these goals through the value-driven, scholarly and creative legislation advocacy, research and professional leadership training provided by the CHPRC Fellowship. Respectively, my areas of interest include but are not limited to; institutional analysis, social psychology, inequality and social change, community based participatory research (CBPR), co-occurring disorders, and behavioral health. Thus, in working with the CHPRC Fellowship, it will give me the opportunity to not only further challenge and strengthen my skills/competencies as a research associate, but also legitimize and advance research in areas that are vital in the HIV field.