Philippa is a first year student in the M.A. program in the General Clinical stream. She received her B.A. in languages (Mandarin Chinese and Spanish), translation, and intercultural studies from Dublin City University, Ireland. Following this, she completed a Higher Diploma conversion program to psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her honours thesis was a qualitative examination of the experiences of socioeconomically disadvantaged young people, at-risk of dropping out of school, completing an equine assisted learning intervention (Hood & Wilson, 2020). Philippa is currently completing her M.A. thesis under the supervision of Dr. Chapman, where she is examining the potential role of mindfulness as a mechanism of change in dialectical behavior therapy. More broadly, Philippa is interested in using longitudinal designs to examine the etiology of self-damaging behaviours in adolescents (particularly, disordered eating, non-suicidal self-injury, substance use, and risky sexual behaviour).