Rita Michelle Rivera is pursuing a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Albizu University, in Miami, FL. She is a Student Representative for the Florida Psychological Association- Division of Graduate Students, President of the Student Council at Albizu University, Student Ambassador for APA Division 15, Student Representative for APA Division 49, and Co-chair of the Gender, Sexuality, & Aging APA Division 20 SIG. Rita’s research is focused on psychoneuroimmunology and Hispanic populations. Her work has been previously published in multiple international journals. She is currently working on projects examining the relationship between hormone fluctuations and human behavior, specifically in patients with depressive disorders.