Carolyn Hoffman is a doctoral candidate in health services research at George Mason University. She currently serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Health Administration and Policy. She received her M.P.H. from Boston University, concentrating in health policy and law. Her research interests involve maternal, child, and perinatal health as well as reproductive health. During the time between her M.P.H. and doctoral studies, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for Horizons at the Jersey Shore.