After completing 10 years in the United States Air Force, I found myself searching for a fulfilling career path. After many personality and career tests, starts, and stops, I ended up in a Master of Counseling program, with a specialization in marriage, couples, and child therapy. I immediately knew that I had found the match! As a licensed professional counselor, I found myself continuing to work with the military population and their families, predominantly serving veterans who had experienced combat post-traumatic stress and/or military sexual trauma. Somewhere along the journey, I developed an appreciation for mindfulness-based/mind-body approaches to treatment because of the many benefits. I had so many questions and wanted to know more and more as time went on, so in 2020 I enrolled in a Mind-Body Science Ph.D. program at Saybrook University. I am brand new to the ACT on Health lab and will serve on many other projects. I am looking forward to serving and deepening my knowledge and experience in research. Ultimate goals are to teach on a college level and to author many works about the applications of mind-body medicine and mindfulness. When I’m not working or studying, I’m singing, dancing, or trying out a new/local restaurant.