My name is Allison Tipaldo and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a Second Year student at Columbia School of Social Work. My method concentration is Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming (AGPP) and my field of practice is Family, Youth, and Children's Services. My passion lies at the intersection of social justice and mental health care. In the Action Lab, I am a part of the Environmental Justice and Disability Justice Initiatives. Outside of academics, I volunteer with Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO) program and work as an Orientation Leader and a tutor.