Deidra Brooks is a servant leader and proud native of Memphis, TN. She is completing her advanced year in the AGPP method with a focus on health, mental health, and disabilities. Her background is in nonprofit consulting, where she helps heart-centered organizations serve marginalized communities through transformative, community-led programming. As a social worker, she is committed to the pursuit of healing and reparations for Black and Indigenous people through policy, research, and direct practice. Her research interests are understanding the impact of historical trauma across the African diaspora and developing interventions to ameliorate its adverse impact on the mental health, epigenetics, and overall well-being of Black and Indigenous people. She is also working to develop expertise in design thinking and implementation research. Deidra is the current secretary of the Association of Black Social Workers, Columbia University chapter, she is a First Generation Lower SES caucus leader, and is co-host of the CU Action Lab's Ebony Tower Podcast.