Madelyn Owens is a MPH/MSW candidate concentrating in LGBTQ+ Health and Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers School of Public Health and School of Social Work. She attended Covenant College, where she earned her BA in Biblical and Theological Studies. She has over a decade of experience providing direct service care to a diverse set of populations, including rural communities in Southern Appalachia, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and families with gender-expansive children. Her research interests include health disparities in marginalized populations, clinical interventions for gender dysphoria in adolescent populations, and racial equity education for people raced as white. She is specifically interested in interventions that address the impacts of minority stress on mental health. She hopes to pursue a career that combines her passion for quality clinical care with her interest in policy interventions.