Kelly Lower has joined the SSRC as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) to Drs. Kathleen Ragsdale and Mary Read-Wahidi. A native of Wyoming, Kelly earned a B.A., cum laude, in Anthropology and French at the University of San Diego in 2017. She is pursuing a Masters degree in Applied Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University. Lower will be working on the CDC-funded Focus4Teens initiative and has joined Drs. Ragsdale and Read-Wahidi’s Socioeconomic and Gender Equity Research (SGER) team on the USAID-fund Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab.