Danyelle Dawson, MA, is a doctoral candidate in clinical-community psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and co-founder of the DEAR Project. She received her master’s degree in psychology from North Carolina Central University. Ms. Dawson’s program of research focuses on (1) The mental and physical impacts of racism and discrimination on marginalized populations and (2) Individual and community-level engagement in resistance and healing. She has won several awards recognizing her commitment to diversity and anti-racist endeavors in her work.