Nia-Simone Wood’s research interests focus on women, children, reproductive health, and increasing equitable access to resources for families across all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. For Activate, Nia Simone assists with the Research Alliance and contributes to research translation and resource development. She is particularly interested in how social perceptions and experiences based on race, ethnicity, and gender identity directly impact access to care and health outcomes for reproductive matters globally. Nia-Simone completed her thesis on the links between the historical legacy of media messaging and public perception surrounding contraception in Black and Latinx communities. She has also served as a Board Member of the organization Unite for Reproductive Justice and Gender Equity (URGE) where she provided support to local community members concerning sexual and reproductive health matters.