Eugene Canson, Senior Associate, applies his public policy and public health training towards advocating for equitable and transformative state and local policies that work to address social inequities and improve the health and wellbeing in underserved, marginalized, and BIPOC communities. In his role, he works at the intersections of economic justice, health equity, and PolicyLink's core program areas in California. Previously, Eugene has worked alongside Community Health Centers, Family Resource Centers, and statewide advocates to advance community initiatives and equitable state and local policies. Eugene holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific Union College. He is also an inducted member of the Delta Omega National Honorary Society for studies in public health. In his free time, Eugene enjoys hiking and staying active, reading, mentoring youth, and spending time with family and friends.