Reproductive Health Interest Group
The Reproductive Health Interest Group (RHIG) is a registered graduate student group at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Founded in 2002, RHIG brings together students, faculty, and staff to learn about and discuss reproductive health issues, share information, and engage in service and advocacy projects.
Kate Lewis is a second-year MPH student in Community Health Sciences who is interested in sexual health, LGBTQ+ health promotion, HIV prevention, and qualitative research methods. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2021 with a degree in Community and Global Public Health and a minor in Spanish Language and Literature. Kate has experience working on research projects focused on the mental health of gay and bisexual men in Kenya, HIV prevention and treatment adherence among youth in Los Angeles and New Orleans, mental health among transgender women of color in Detroit, and sexual health of sex workers in India. She also has experience working in sexual violence prevention, health communication, and graphic design. In her free time, Kate enjoys exploring LA, snowboarding, going to the beach, and watching UMich football.
Ashley Lopez (she/her) is a second-year MPH student in the Department of Community Health Sciences with a current focus in reproductive justice, violence prevention and policy, and food studies. Additionally, she volunteers with the Mobile Clinic Project at UCLA to provide transportation services for individuals experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.
Frankie Guevara is a second-year MPH student in the Department of Community Health Sciences with a focus in health education, health communication, and advocacy. His interests are primarily focused on examining the role and impact of society and culture on sexual and reproductive health, and how we can improve communication strategies to keep people informed about their health. Frankie also currently works as the Bixby Program Assistant for the UCLA Bixby Program on Population and Reproductive Health.