Jawaher Al-Qahtani is a current PhD student at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Jawaher earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2017 and worked primarily as a psychiatric nurse at an inpatient setting. In addition, Jawaher worked as a clinical instructor and taught undergraduate nursing students in various clinical settings. Jawaher completed her master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin and became a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her research interests involve individuals with serious mental illnesses, self-stigmatization, and biological psychiatry. In her journey as a PhD student, Jawaher aspires to enhance the lives of individuals with severe mental illnesses and promote mental well-being in her community.