Anneleise Azua is a PhD candidate in the American Studies department, as well as a graduate portfolio student in the Latino Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include oral history, history of health and medicine, and U.S.-Mexico borderlands in the 19th and 20th century. Anneleise received her BA in Communication and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, where she was a McNair Scholar and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. In 2016, she completed her MA in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, she received a Dissertation Grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. She currently serves as a Latino Studies Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in their Division of Medicine and Science. Anneleise was born and raised in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and enjoys telling and collecting true stories, cooking, and practicing yoga.