Grace Cho is a first-year PhD student in Dr. Katie Dixon-Gordon’s lab at UMass Amherst. She received her BA in psychology and international relations from Boston University in 2009 and her ALM in clinical psychology from the Harvard Extension School in 2017. At Harvard University, she learned about the difficulties of predicting suicidal behaviors during her time volunteering in Dr. Matthew Nock’s lab, and observed first-hand the challenges of creating and implementing evidence-based treatments while she worked as a Research Assistant for Dr. John Weisz’s lab. As a clinical graduate student, she aims to integrate basic and intervention science as she explores the social processes and cognitive mechanisms underlying suicide risk with the distal goal of translating the knowledge into improved interventions for suicidal individuals. She is particularly interested in ameliorating mental distress for suicidal individuals who face social, racial, and economic discrimination.