I am an Associate Professor of Geography at San Francisco State University. My research sits at the intersection of health geography, health humanities, and the social determinants of health. I explore the ways in which the arts and the humanities convey geographic aspects of health and health care, including embodiment, place, and space. I am co-editor of a recent special journal issue in GeoHumanities (with Sarah de Leew and Nicole Schafenacker, 2018) “Geographies of Medical-Health Humanities: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion. I am also co-author of “Geography as Engaged Medical-Health Humanities,” (Donovan and de Leeuw, 2019), which explores the intersection of space, place, and microaggressions in medical settings. In Spring 2019, I led a pilot mental health and arts initiative at San Francisco State. The initiative focuses on opening dialogue on student mental health through bringing local artists into classes across the university, displaying student creative work on and off campus. I am the founder and director of StoryBridge, a multimedia web platform and community-based health humanities project that addresses health disparities in the Bay Area. I am also the founder of Profess*Her, a project that is focused on supporting academic mothers.