Ali Pearson (they/them) is in their second year of the doctoral program. Their research interest includes sexual and gender minority populations (SGM). Ali is a student with the International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR), an interdisciplinary and international partnership designed to facilitate understanding and support the resilience of SGM populations, and part of the third cohort of the International Student Research Network. Their doctoral research focuses on the intersection of Gender Diversity/ Sexual Diversity and Neurodiversity and supporting healthy relationships development. Ali is PhD Student Co-Chair of the FIFSW EDI committee. Ali is currently a member of the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board through the Royal Bank of Canada Research Fellowship in Research Ethics.