Michael Griffey is currently in his junior year at Humboldt State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. His research interests include examining unequal access to resources based on class and income inequality. Upon finishing his education at Humboldt State University, Michael plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work.
Stephanie Martinez was born and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a focus in Participatory Action Research from the University of Puerto Rico. In Fall 2013 she started her Master’s Degree in Sociology in Humboldt State University. Her interests are social justice, community empowerment and health.
Hanna Menefee is an East coast native, but spent the last year and a half traveling throughout Latin America before moving to Arcata in August to start the sociology graduate program at HSU. Her area of focus involves food systems and social determinants of nutritional health, with her ultimate goal being to increase access to healthy foods and awareness of the importance of proper nutrition. She started working for CCRP in October, 2013 as a research assistant to improve her research skills and become more involved with the community.
Nicole Chappelle is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at Humboldt State University. She received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Sacramento State University. Growing up in rural Del Norte County has influenced her decision to study sociology in college. Her primary research interests are in food security and nutrition, with the hopes of improving the overall health of members in rural communities.
Monica Correale is Master’s student studying Developmental Psychopathology at Humboldt State University. At CCRP, she is working on the Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study primarily as a statistician. She is interested in locally-relevant research that contributes to eliminating health disparities for vulnerable populations. Specifically, she is interested in the causes and consequences of children’s exposure to violence. She graduates in May of 2015 and will be pursuing her PhD in Developmental Psychology in the following fall.