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Constancia Mavodza is a global health researcher and implementer by training and profession, navigating evidence generation for program implementation and policy development. She currently works on adolescent health with the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare as the process evaluation lead for a study offering a community-based comprehensive package of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for young people aged 16-24 years in three provinces in Zimbabwe. She is also simultaneously pursuing her PhD (public health and policy), which is evaluating the family planning model  offered in this study, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds a BA from Amherst College, where she majored in neuroscience and an MPH from the University of  Cape Town, where she specialized in Health Systems and Policy Research. In her previous life  she worked in cancer clinical trials in Boston, Massachusetts and has worked on and co authored a report on the harmful impacts of the global gag rule. Throughout her personal,  academic and professional trajectories, Constance strives to navigate the space where both  gender and health equity intersect to achieve health for all. As a self-identifying Afrofeminist,  she is particularly interested in the roles that both young African women and men have to play  in achieving both gender and health equity.