Risa Cromer is as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in the Thinking Matters program and Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. She received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016 where she specialized in anthropology of biomedicine and feminist science & technology studies. In August 2019, she will join the Department of Anthropology at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor. Her research investigates the intersections of reproductive medicine, technologies, and politics in the United States. She is currently working on a book based on her doctoral research that examines the fates of frozen human embryos left over from IVF and banked for future use. Her scholarship has received funding from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Brocher Foundation, and City University of New York. In addition to her academic pursuits, she participated in team research projects concerning mental health issues among veterans at the Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center (2013-2016) and remains active within reproductive justice advocacy in her community.