Maya McKenzie, MPH, CPH, is an epidemiologist at the Washington State Department of Health. She is certified in public health and has obtained her Master of Public Health Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Before then, she attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree; majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, and Anthropology of Globalization. Her interests are in community health, social and economic development, and health equity. She has been a research assistant at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the Prevention Research Center, and the Center for Social Development.