Deza’Rae M. Collins is currently a research assistant at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and a Portland State University Honors College alumni, with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology & Social Science. Her ultimate goal is to complete a PhD in Clinical Psychology with plans to work in the healthcare or government sector specific to behavioral/mental health and substance use disorders, improving treatment options through evidence based policies and practices. In her free time, Deza’Rae enjoys running long distances, listening to music or being outdoors with her dog Perseus and traveling to new places.