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DR. J. GARRETT-WALKER

Dr. Garrett-Walker (name preference) is a Black queer developmental psychologist whose research focuses on mental health and multiple identity development for two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or intersex (2SLGBTQI+) emerging adults with a focus in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Colour.

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EMMA SHOWERS

Emma (she/her/hers) is a first year MSW student at the University of Western Ontario. Emma just completed her M.Ed in Developmental Psychology and Education at OISE and is interested in understanding the relationships between development, mental health, and parenting. Prior to starting her master of education, she implemented treatments and conducted assessments with neurodiverse populations.

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MASON TRINH

Mason (he/him/his) graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2020. He is interested in investigating the implications of intersectionality theory in the relationship between stigma, resilience, and emotional well-being among LGBTIQ+ people of colour. Currently, he serves as a Program Officer at Lighthouse Social Enterprise in Vietnam, coordinating a variety of mental health advocacy and intervention programs for local sexual and gender minorities. He plans to apply to Clinical and Counseling Psychology Ph.D. programs in the next few years.

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SYDNEY KARLIN

Sydney (she/they) is a current undergraduate at Ramapo College of New Jersey pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is interested in studying and conducting research on the implications of compulsive heterosexuality, specifically how it affects AFAB individuals' relationships with men. Post graduation, Sydney plans to obtain their doctorate in clinical psychology and counsel LGBTQ+ youth. Currently she is researching intersectionality theory at Ramapo College.

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EMMA SOREZ

Emma (she/her/hers) is a 1st year MEd student in Developmental Psychology and Education at the University of Toronto. She volunteered as a TA during her undergraduate studies in Psychology in Boston, and took interest in affirmative and inclusive psychology. Prior to her studies, Emma, MBA, worked as a data analyst. Her interests are oriented towards diverse adolescent and emerging adulthood populations, identity development, factors of influence, adversity, well-being predictors, and skills development. She wants to complete a PhD in Counseling Psychology and continue research, practice and teaching