Kaniyaa Francis is the policy specialist for PHAdvocates. She comes to this work with a background in public health and a dedication to social justice and equity. Ms. Francis works with the HEAL National Learning Collaborative (a collaboration of national HEAL Cities campaigns) to help research and develop products to guide policy adoption and implementation efforts. Her work involves researching current policy landscapes to contribute to the development of research-driven policy recommendations and supporting materials. Ms. Francis proudly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Disease Biology from the University of California, Davis.