Ms. Cruz joined the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment in 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in psychology from Marist College and worked in special education as a paraprofessional in the Waltham Public School system before beginning graduate school. She earned her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. As part of the CCRA, Ms. Cruz provides risk assessment and genetic counseling services in both the Breast/Ovarian and GI Cancer Genetics clinics. Outside of clinic, she is interested in educating health care providers, high school students, and undergraduate students about the genetic counseling field and genetic testing.