Chantel T. Ebrahimi is a first-year Clinical Psychology PhD student at The New School for Social Research (NSSR). She completed her MA in Psychology with a Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at NSSR and completed her BS in Psychobiology at UCLA. Her research interests span the intersection of child development, trauma, and addiction in communities of color. Chantel is dedicating her research career to examine if co-occurring PTSD and SUD diagnoses are not only present in adults, but also adolescents experiencing trauma. She is currently working with Dr. Denise Hien and the Project Harmony team researching PTSD+SUD treatment outcomes. During her time at TRACC-RU, Chantel aims to explore the impact of racism and historical trauma on substance use outcomes among racial and ethnic minoritized adolescents with Dr. Lillian Polanco-Roman as her mentor. Chantel strives that her research and clinical work together provide greater culturally responsive prevention and harm reduction intervention strategies that promote youth’s mental well-being.