Bee (she/her/hers) was born and raised in California and now calls Florida home. She is a first-generation college graduate and the first in her family to seek a doctoral degree.

In her free time, she enjoys nature, biking, reading and photography. Bee is committed to building community while conducting her research and doing research that can be shared with the public to improve the living conditions of folks. Bee is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Central Florida. This commitment guides her scholarly activities.

Bee believes that recognizing who we are and how we got here (and there) helps us understand and shape our work. Her research focuses on health, health access and social inequalities in health and the medical profession. More specifically, her research agenda is focused on the intersection of race, class, gender, and gender identity and how these impact the way that we do medicine.

Bee’s dissertation explores ritualized heterosexist practices in medicine from the perspectives of medical trainees.