I am a Public Health Advocate because growing up in South Sacramento I became all too familiar with health disparities that are frequently not talked about in the Black community. Lack of access to quality food, overcrowded classrooms, gun violence, and untreated mental health conditions, were just a few barriers of mine and other Black families. Asking questions like “How did we get here?” and “How do we change it?” revealed to me the systemic oppressive structures that desperately needed to be torn down and overhauled as it effects all marginalized ethnicities. Public Health Advocates works directly on these systemic changes through policy, advocacy, and solution creation. Joining this team drives my belief and commitment of the impact our collective work contributes to the solutions for equity to all marginalized and oppressed communities.