Victoria Ramos is a Research Associate for the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. She is working on various research and evaluation projects such as the ROADS (Research on Active Design in Springfield) study, the Age-Friendly City Project, as well as the evaluation of the Go Fresh Mobile Market. Victoria has broad interests in public health, but at the core of her work, she strives for social justice and achieving health equity. She has two years of public health experience working as a community health worker (CHW) at UMass Memorial Medical Center for the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund’s Pediatric Asthma and Senior Falls Prevention programs, where she was driven to understand the role of research and evaluation on the sustainability of public health programs. As a CHW, she supported each program by providing assistance with data management and grant reporting, in addition to providing direct services to her clients such as health education, case management, and home environmental assessments. Victoria holds a Master of Public Health degree from Thomas Jefferson University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Wesleyan University.