Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble (Dr. Alfiee) is a pioneering psychologist with a passion for helping people of all backgrounds (esp. youth and young adults) achieve #optimalmentalhealth. An in-demand media expert, keynote speaker, author and scientist, Dr. Alfiee has the unique ability to translate her scientific knowledge of mental health disparities into engaging and actionable ideas for the public. She has been featured in global media (e.g. NBC News 4 Washington, National Press Foundation, PBS NewsHour and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) and is the founder of an innovative mental health nonprofit, the AAKOMA Project, which has received national recognition for its effective approach to engaging marginalized youth and empowering them to care for their mental health.