Dylan Barton earned an Honors BS in Psychology and a Criminology Certificate from the University of Utah. Born and raised in Utah, he spent much of his young adulthood supporting LGBTQ rights and visibility - particularly for LGBTQ youth and people of color - in a state where they are routinely under-served. He worked for the Utah Pride Center's Advocacy and Education department and supported Utah's Gay-Straight Alliance network. His interest in serving vulnerable youth populations eventually led him to work for Utah's Juvenile Justice System. There he learned that early detection and intervention in our school systems can prevent a myriad of negative outcomes for youth, prevent delinquency, and promote the resilience our students need in order to thrive. Dylan will earn his PhD in School Psychology. Outside Academe, he enjoys the gym, journaling, visual arts, and attending rock and mineral fairs.