Anayansi Ortega-Trinidad is twenty-one years old; she was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Albuquerque, NM. Her mother is a Chicana, her father is an immigrant from El Salvador, and Anayansi identifies as a Latinx and Chicana. Anayansi has been studying at New Mexico State University since 2014, and expects to graduate in spring 2018 with a major in Social Work and a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Upon her graduation from New Mexico State University, Anayansi hopes to attend graduate school and earn her masters in Social Work. Anayansi is very grateful to the National Latino Behavioral Health Association for the incredible opportunity, and very honored to be selected as a recipient of the 2017-2018 JTR Scholarship Award.