Jordan Patrick joins us as a returning Youth Initiative Scholar. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Florida. With a strong background in HIV/STD advocacy, testing, treatment and prevention, he currently works at the nation’s national health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also collaborates with the University of Miami’s Psychology Department (SHINE) to conduct research on Black women living with HIV and their relationship with mental health variables. His previous experience with the Youth Initiative was insightful, and he looks forward to gaining new experiences and opportunities throughout the next year.