I wanted to be involved with this research because it’s a very important thing to discuss within the community and I appreciate having the opportunity to be able to help provide resources to those who need them. My dream job as a child was a veterinarian.
I want to uplift the voices of youth through our research and support communities in reaching a successful outcome. My childhood dream job was to be a game developer and I’m now excited to get to support communities with our research.
I chose to join this research project because multiple members of my family have struggled with their mental health. And along with the others in my family, we have never understood it. And it’s important to recognize the significance of addressing mental health issues specific to this demographic, as they may face unique challenges and experiences. By participating in research, I may contribute to understanding these issues better, and ultimately improving the well-being of African American youth. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a zoologist because I had, and still have, a great love for animals and always wanted to help them in any way I could.