Frances is still early in her career, but has worked in various capacities with a major focus on equity in everything she does. While in graduate school at Columbia University, she conducted her thesis project with a New York-based infectious disease research center studying global trends in coronavirus discovery. After graduating with her MPH in epidemiology and applied biostatistics in May 2017, she moved to Bozeman and worked with a community-based participatory research center as a research project manager. There, she worked on various public health projects in partnership with different tribes across the state of Montana. She has also founded an organization nonprofit to equity in the outdoors and worked at a MT state-wide nonprofit mental health agency.
Frances has a keen interest in data management to support research projects. She also is interested in mixed methods in research in order to understand health systems.
Frances grew up in Toronto and San Diego, attended Occidental College for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, and completed her MPH at Columbia University in May 2017 before moving to Bozeman, MT. In her free time, she enjoys weight-lifting, walking, and playing fetch with her cat, Kalisi.