Chelsea Jack is a PhD student in the Anthropology Department at Yale University and a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow (2016-2021). She graduated from the University of Virginia with an honors B.A. in Political & Social Thought and Anthropology in 2014. For two years after she worked as a project manager and research assistant at The Hastings Center, a bioethics institute in the Hudson River Valley, before pursuing her M.A. in Social Science at the University of Chicago. While at Chicago, she wrote an ethnographic thesis on narratives of addiction and (what is often called) “the opioid crisis” in Central Appalachia. The questions that shaped her master’s research dovetailed into a new project which she began as a doctoral student at Yale University.