Tyra Pendergrass Boomer is Associate Director for the play2PREVENT Lab, where they create videogames to teach adolescents about making good decisions around health behaviors. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Howard University and her Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University. She has almost a decade of experience in building and maintaining community partnerships and running large scale randomized controlled trials. Tyra was a 2013 Connecticut Health Foundation Health Leader Fellow. She was also a 2018-2019 Advanced Health Science Research Fellow with the Yale School of Medicine.