Funmi Makinde is a public health professional with a heart for serving and empowering communities. As a Health Equity Research Analyst, Funmi possesses a wide range of expertise, to include outreach, program planning and implementation, technical assistance, research, data analysis, grant writing, and evaluation. A Maryland native, Ms. Makinde received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her Masters in Public Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, doing yoga, binge watching Netflix and old TV classics, and spending time with family and friends.