Dr. Gloria Montiel, Ph.D. (she/her/ella), is a health equity leader, researcher, and faculty fellow. Over the last ten years, she has partnered with community residents, promotoras, and cross-sectoral partners to design grant-funded multi-systemic programs in the areas of chronic disease prevention and management, mental health, housing and financial stability, and civic and community engagement. Her professional and academic work is informed by her lived experience of growing up and navigating educational and healthcare systems as an undocumented individual. Dr. Montiel serves as AVP of Grants & Community Engaged Research at AltaMed Health Services, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has been a DACA recipient since 2013.