Geri Medina is a Capacity Building Assistance Manager in the Policy and Practice Team at HRiA. She supports the COVID-19 Community Grants Program and serves as a liaison to a cohort of community-based, faith-based, or other public health and health care organizations to assess needs and opportunities for capacity building support. Prior to HRiA, Geri worked in clinical research including a Boston University study using a text-based application to address pediatric dental health disparities and at the Framingham Heart Study, and also worked for a nonprofit that provides FMT treatments for microbiome-mediated diseases and conducts microbiome research. Geri is currently in her final year of graduate school at the Boston University School of Public Health, where she is focusing her studies in Environmental Health and is also completing a practicum with Boston-area legal aid organizations in supporting tenants facing eviction. She is passionate about environmental justice, community activism, and biking.