Kourtney Kelley recently graduated from CU Boulder with a major in psychology and minor in sociology. She was an undergraduate researcher and volunteer on several Crown Institute research projects. She was awarded the Barry and Sue Baer Scholarship for Undergraduate Research in May 2020. As an undergraduate, she was a victim advocate for Movement to End Sexual Assault (MESA) in Boulder County and was an intern and volunteer with the Gang Reduction Initiative in Denver. She plans to continue her education and pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Kourtney is a Senior Project Manager and Professional Research Assistant at the Crown Institute with the Mindful Campus Program and the Girls Like Us Program. Following her experiences working with children as a substitute teacher in Texas, one of her many passions, is to further investigate proactive methodological approaches that support child development with impacts lasting into adulthood. Currently, she is continuing to pursue her interest in advocating for social justice and integrating this along with mindfulness-based practices in her community and education. She is very passionate about mental and physical health, engaging within her community to research and inspire change, and creating inclusive mental health resources and support.