Helen, originally from Ethiopia, spent her formative years in the United States after moving there at the age of 11. Falls Church which is located in Virginia became her home during her early youth. Her research interests revolve broadly around health policy and population health studies, with a particular focus on addressing the social determinants of health that disproportionately affect Black communities. Finding joy in the company of friends, Helen loves embarking on visits to museums, cultural enclaves, and art centers. Exploring new culinary delights and discovering coffee spots also bring her immense pleasure. However, Helen often finds it stressful to ask for help or impose her problems on others. In her leisure time, Helen finds comfort in watching and rewatching sitcoms and reality TV shows. When in the company of friends, she thoroughly enjoys attending fairs or markets and exploring the various facets of the city.