Ingrid Zeledon is a doctoral student in the Health Behavior Research program at USC. Prior to attending USC, Ingrid gained first hand experience with healthcare administration by working as project manager at L.A. Care Health Plan. This included implementation of Federal laws, such as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, on health plan regulations. Ingrid’s current research projects include creating a gap assessment of opioid substance use disorder services available in American Indian tribes throughout California, understanding how to empower Latino women diagnosed with breast cancer, and creating an immigration experiences stress scale to gain insights on the immigration and acculturation process. Ingrid graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Public Health and obtained her Health Communications M.S. at Chapman University. For fun Ingrid helps plan events, tutor students on various subjects, travels, does yoga and loves to have meaningful conversations with friends.