Leslie A. Anderson a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia. She attended Tougaloo College for her undergraduate studies where she earned a BA in psychology. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program and earned her MS in 2012. Her interests broadly focus on the complex process of ethnic-racial socialization in Black American families and the clinical implications for working with families in therapy to address and prevent racial trauma and injury.