Sonja Bauman is the new research specialist at the Center for Rural Health, located within the UND SMHS. In this role, Sonja coordinates and facilitates data collection and analysis, prepares written reports of data findings, collaborates with statewide partners, and disseminates information to rural health stakeholders. She will likely also work on workforce projects. Originally from Duluth, Minn., Sonja earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of St. Scholastica (also in Duluth) and her master’s degree in forensic psychology from UND. Prior to her new position she was a graduate teaching assistant for the Psychology Department at UND. She is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology. Her supervisor is Mandi Peterson.