I worked with CEHE as the Vancouver project coordinator of the SUCCEED community-based research project from 2009 to 2011 while completing a Masters degree in Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Working with CEHE helped me learn how to work with many different partners and collaborators. It reaffirmed my commitment to involving community members in the policies and programs that impact their daily lives. Through the SUCCEED project, I had the privilege of working with a team of community researchers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who openly shared their knowledge and experience with me, which served to enrich my own knowledge and perspective. Currently I work as a Program Manager at DASH BC, an organization that supports and promotes the creation of healthy schools.