Lovelyne Julien earned her Master of Public Health degree from NYU College of Global Public Health. She currently works as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Heart Failure department at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. She is enrolled in the MA program in Psychology at the New School of Social Research, where she is a lab member in the Frantz Fanon Intersectionality Psychology Lab under the direction of Dr. Daniel Gaztambide. She also volunteers on a study exploring transmasculine experiences of pelvic exams. Her area of psychological research is Black Lesbian and Queer Women’s’ Mental Health Across the Lifespan. She seeks to conduct research to understand how early parental influences impact mental health outcomes. At TRACC, she uses the knowledge and skills she’s learned to explore the role of addiction and if disturbances are due to the direct psychological effects of substances. She will gain valuable research methods skills by being a lab member in her mentor’s Dr. Ruglass ROAD Lab. As a future Psychologist, wants to help those individuals that are hesitant to seek out therapy because they do not see enough representation in therapy. Ultimately, she wants to conduct research that sheds light on communities that have limited voices and access.