Kelley McCall is a second-year Ph.D. in Social Work student and a member of the Cherokee Nation. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s in Public Health, and a Master’s in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Kelley’s interests lie in culturally appropriate and successful preventions and interventions with American Indian/Alaska Native populations addressing substance use disorders, suicidal behaviors, and historical trauma. As a Ph.D. student, she hopes to implement traditional programs and intervention strategies within the current medical institutions and tribal communities. Upon graduation, Kelley plans to continue sharing her knowledge with the goal of becoming a tenured professor.