Isa Godinez received her B.A. in Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and Biology from the California State University – Chico in 2013. She is currently a doctoral student in the Anthropology Department’s Human Biology Program, where she obtained her MA in 2016. Isa’s interested in examining the changes in the sociocultural and physical environment brought about by international migration and how these are reflected in human biology and health. For her dissertation research, she works alongside Purepecha communities in Mexico and the U.S.