Shabana was born and raised in the Bay Area. She supports the Safety and Wellbeing team on projects related to mental health, wellbeing, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, she worked as an undergraduate student researcher for two years at CSU East Bay, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health. Her research focuses on addressing health disparities and promoting preventative methods through community-based participatory research among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Shabana is committed to eliminating health disparities to empower at-risk communities to pursue optimal health and achieve a greater quality of life.