Brianna is a 4th year Nursing PhD candidate and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her research and clinical practice focus on psychosocial trauma and resilience in young people who are marginalized. For her dissertation work, she is conducting a mixed methods study exploring the intersection of structural violence, mental health, and positive adaptation experienced by emerging adults who have aged out of foster care. She holds BScN and MScN degrees from Western University in Canada, where she first developed a passion for youth-engaged, trauma-informed, and equity-oriented care. Brianna particularly enjoys critical writing and public speaking, but is looking forward to supporting students from all disciplines with varying interests and levels of experience.