Lauren Pass is a first-year MPH student in the department of Community and Behavioral Health. She holds a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Philosophy from the University of Iowa. In the past, she performed bioethical research examining Deaf communities, technology, and informed consent practices. Her current academic interests focus on the intersection of community relationships, marginalized LGBTQ identities, and mental health. Lauren aims to incorporate ethnographic methods into mental health research and public health practice.