Kaitrin Doll ((they/them) is in their third year of the doctoral program. Their research interest includes sexual and gender minority populations (SGM) and the interplay between community membership, social support, connectedness, and mental wellness. Kaitrin’s doctoral research will focus on how sport participation in affirming environments — using roller derby as the site of study — contributes to stress-coping, affirmation of identity, community building, resilience, and improved mental health for SGM. For the past two years Kaitrin has been a student with the International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR), an interdisciplinary and international partnership designed to understand and support the resilience of SGM populations. This year, Kaitrin is co-chair of the Canadian Regional Research Network.