Marcel W. Foster, MPH, (they/them) is a Research Public Health Analyst and joined RTI in 2019. They currently manage LGBTQIA+ community engagement with RTI’s involvement with the National Institutes of Health All of Us project, supports Dr. Laura Nyblade with her research related to measuring and reducing stigma, and serves as the Co-Chair for RTI’s LGBTQIA+ Pride Employee Resource Group. Marcel was the first student to graduate from University of Minnesota’s BFA Theater program with a double major in Anthropology. This multidisciplinary background allowed them to work with the Jane Goodall Institute Center for Primate Studies, where they published several articles related to chimpanzee social behavior, and was featured in Nature and a recent Netflix Series, Adam Ruins Everything. Marcel pursued a Masters of Public Health at Emory University and was selected as the Commencement speaker for their class and additionally earned the 40 Under 40 nomination in 2019 from this alma mater. Marcel continues to explore the interconnections between creative innovation and social sciences with their position at RTI and the Global Gender Center, and additionally serves as Adjunct Faculty with the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine and acts as the Program Chair for the Arts, Culture, and Museum group for the American Evaluation Association.