Tianka Pharaoh completed her Master’s degree in Counseling (School Counseling Track) at California State University, Long Beach. She is a Professional School Counselor with a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential. Tianka’s research interests include the implementation of school counseling interventions for self-esteem and academic success among primarily marginalized communities, cultural identity development, anti-racist counseling curriculum, and support systems for DREAMer students. Tianka is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD). She is also a member of the UCF HIV Education, Awareness, and Research (H.E.A.R.T ) Team and has been recognized as an AMCD Young Emerging Leader.