Sheryl Simmons Lawery is from Rochester, New York. She earned her Master’s in Criminal Justice/Public Administration at Columbia Southern University. Sheryl is a 2018 Public Health Associate (PHAP) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) two year program. She serves as a Cancer Equity Coordinator with AICAF’s Cancer Equity Team, working in Community Health Assessment for Population Health Improvement. Sheryl helps foster new and existing relationships with American Indian and Alaska Native communities and organizations to gain support and participation in various research projects.