Jan Gay is a 1st year Ph.D. student at the University of Florida in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program. Jan has a background in school counseling and clinical social work. Jan has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Social Worker and School Counseling. Ms. Gay is currently licensed as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Professional School Counselor and a Licensed Independent Certified Social Worker (LICSW). Jan Gay is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision(ACES), Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision(SACES), Florida Counseling Association (FCA), Florida Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES), and the Florida School Counseling Association. Jan serves as a member of the AMCD Ethics Committee and AMCD Ethics Committee Graduate Student Liaison. Jan is a Dove Self Esteem Project Confident Me Cadre Trainer and provides training and information on the body confidence curriculum geared towards students 10-13 years old. Jan was recently selected as a Holmes Scholar and received the ACES Diversity Award Scholarship and will serve as a graduate student volunteer at the 2019 conference. Jan was selected as 2019 Florida Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (FACES) Emerging Leader. Her research interest includes school counselor competency and development, multiculturalism, social justice, and advocacy.