Avery Bowser is a Research Assistant at CUNY'S Center for Innovation Health and is pursuing a Master of Public Health Policy and Management at the CUNY School of Public Health. She also currently serves as a John D. Solomon Fellow with the NYPD. Under the Center's Director Jennifer Wisdom, PhD, MPH, Avery works alongside the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the CUNY faculty on a variety of policy implementation and evaluation projects to support mental health in NYC. Prior to attending CUNY, Avery studied public relations at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications, and worked in digital marketing for three years upon graduation. Previous research work includes community health and urban design.