Melanie Miller is a second-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015 with a double B.A. in Psychology and Child and Family Studies with a minor in Philosophy. She has worked in various research labs studying social determinants of health, couples/family relationships, intervention effectiveness, and cultural diversity. She has also worked in research and program evaluation for nonprofit health organizations. Melanie is currently a member of Dr. Joseph Hammer’s Help-Seeking and Multicultural Measurement Evaluation Research Lab. She uses client-centered and client-driven approaches to support access to care, opportunity, and well-being through empowerment and advocacy. Her research interests broadly include access to mental and physical health care, psychologist’s role in integrated healthcare, help-seeking behaviors, and intimate partner relationships. Melanie is completing a career counseling practicum with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association and holds a teaching assistantship as an Academic Coach through the Department of Transformative Learning.