Jessica Bagneris is a 3rd year doctoral candidate at Florida State University, College of Social Work. She completed her MSW at Tulane University with a certification in Child and Family Practice. She has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Baylor University. Overall, her research focuses on underserved communities, specifically minority and low SES populations, among whom are at higher risk for experiencing trauma. She works to understand and intervene on various health related outcomes in underserved communities of color and socioeconomic status, as well as develop, implement, and disseminate interventions to build resiliency and reduce mental health disparities among these communities.