Jamie Schafroth is a doctoral student in the School of Anthropology where she studies gendered violence, substance use, and the medical and legal institutions that attempt to address them. She is interested in using applied and critical frameworks to understand how violence and its infusion into gender, sexuality, class, and race shape the everyday lives of intentionally marginalized populations and medical politics. In 2017, she graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. of Arts in Psychology and Neuroscience. She then completed a post-baccalaureate fellowship at the NIH. In 2022, she earned a Master of Science in Medical Anthropology at Boston University, where she studied the experiences of receiving and providing care for sexual and intimate partner violence. Believing that we are all more than our professions, she enjoys hiking in the mountains, exercising, and eating dessert.