Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jonatan Gioia, MD, moved to Houston, Texas motivated by his passion in research and interest in the HIV field. He is the HIV Prevention Project Manager at the Houston HIV/AIDS Research (HART) team at UT Health. He is interested in addressing health disparities and developing novel interventions for community engagement. Aside from his research work, Jonatan is a local activist. He currently serves as Somos LOUD National Advocacy Director and Houston’s chapter president where he is committed to engage, empower, and educate Houston’s LGBTQ+ and Latinx community.