I am Kristin Kay Gundersen, M.S.W., a Research Program Manager in the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. I oversee and manage multiple research studies on intimate partner violence (IPV) and various health outcomes among vulnerable populations within the US, US-Mexico border region, Latin America and Caribbean. I have extensive background in managing and implementing mixed methods research studies and community-based interventions, both nationally and internationally. Formerly, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California, my innovative research focused on trauma, sexual violence, and rape culture. I received a Master of Social Work from University of Southern California with a concentration in community, organization, policy, and administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, I am a co-founder of a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower survivors of gender-based violence globally.