Sarah Ranco is a PhD student in the Community Psychology program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Having almost ten years of experience as an educator in various settings, she is well-versed in managing and improving group dynamics. She has also been the coordinator for multiple projects, both within and outside of research contexts. As a researcher, her areas of interest include youth-adult partnerships in schools, promoting youth engagement in social justice, educational pedagogies, and bullying prevention and intervention strategies. She seeks to ground her work in meaningful, community-based applications, as well as use her research to center youth voice.