Anthippy Petras, MSW, is clinical faculty in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the Program Manager of the NW HERON. Her primary role is overseeing the development and functionality of the Practice Based Research Network and supervising student interns on their scholarly projects. Her research has focused on early childhood development, early education and community-based interventions supporting American Indian and Alaska Natives. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s in History and Women’s Studies form Grinnell College.