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As an All of Us scholar, Perez was paired with Rachel Everhart, an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Fall 2023. Under Everhart’s guidance, Perez chose to pursue a research project on an understudied topic: women of color who struggle with endometriosis, a disease that causes severe pelvic pain, heavy bleeding during menstruation and issues becoming pregnant.