Biagio Mastropieri is a fourth year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his B.A. in History & Italian from Cornell University and spent 6 years in both law and finance before returning to academia. His research interests include the core tenets of positive psychological well-being and their mediating effects on mental health. Biagio is currently the Project Coordinator for the Youth Rising Project, a joint collaboration between Teachers College and Covenant House, New York, aimed at providing mental health services for transitioning homeless youth.