I am a Public Health Advocate because I believe in the resilience and capability of historically under-resourced communities to lead us all in rebuilding a more just and vibrant future. For too long as a society, we have been complicit in the narrative that poor health outcomes are the result of poor decision-making. Health disparities, generational poverty, and housing instability are far too predictable to be the result of poor individual choices. Instead, these inequities are propagated in the context of systems that have unfortunately been built to reproduce adversity generation after generation. I believe in our shared responsibility to those who will come after us. I want the communities that I have served to know that there are people working hard for their equitable shot at a future where their contributions will not only be welcome— but celebrated.