April Bandy-Taylor is a doctoral student in Health Psychology. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Education in Exercise Science. She has been trained as a Safe Zone Ally and a National Coalition Building Institute leader and has several years of experience facilitating diversity and inclusion workshops. April is also a board-certified holistic health and wellness coach and holistic nutritionist. Her research interests include eating disorders and obesity, food insecurity, and minority stress in the LGBTQ+ population. In her spare time, she enjoys writing plays and poetry, trying out new vegan recipes, and spending time with her wife and rescue dogs.