Iaah Lucas obtained their BA in Gender & Ethnic Studies in 2014 and obtained their MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education in 2016. They have assisted with the development of sexual health research studies and collaborated with CBOs to bring inclusive sexual health programming, training, and events to the local community. These experiences helped to cultivate Iaah’s interest in Public Health and the socio-contextual determinants of health. During their graduate work, Iaah worked on an HIV prevention intervention for young African American women and was a member of Emory’s Reproductive Health Association (ERHA) and Students for Social Justice (S4SJ). Iaah joined the PRISM Health team in 2019 and transitioned to iTech in 2021. They currently serve as the Chair for the Department of Epidemiology’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (DEDEIC). As a first-generation college student and a gender minority, they thrive on providing mentorship to other gender minorities and students from low-income backgrounds.