Topaza (like the gem) Yu (she/her/hers/elle) is a first year Counselling Psychology PhD student at the University of North Dakota. Originally from Saskatoon, SK which is the treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Metis. Her area of expertises includes youth empowerment, sexual rights and repordictive health (SRHR). Her dedication to SRHR is demonstrated by her involvement with Action Canada’s Sexual Health and Rights Board of Directors and her community work addressing key SRHR issues like improving accessibility to SRHR resources for youths. Follwoing her doctoral studies, she wants to continue positively impacting SRHR through counselling psychology, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.