Neil is a second-year Clinical Psychology PhD student at the City College of New York. His research interests are in examining how the role of macro-level factors such as neighborhood inequity and social policies produce and perpetuate racial/ethnic disparities on mental illness and within the criminal justice system. He is currently involved in research studying explanations for the association between race/ethnicity and endorsement of psychotic-like symptoms within clinical and non-clinical populations under the mentorship of Dr. Deidre Anglin. He earned a BA and MA in Forensic Psychology from CUNY John Jay College where he examined the impact of microaggressions (or subtle forms of discrimination) on the mental health of people of color and other marginalized groups. Through his research and clinical work in the field of psychology, Neil aims to advocate for overlooked communities in the hopes of affecting changes in public policy.