Megan Wendling is a third year M.A. student in the Clinical Psychology - Trauma Track program at UCCS working under the mentorship of Dr. Chip Benight. Her research interests focus on resiliency factors (I.e. coping self-efficacy) that contribute to trauma adaptation and inform effective treatment. Her thesis focuses on how meaning making processes can contribute to sexual assault survivors' ability to heal from their trauma. Megan is interested in understanding how trauma affects a diverse range of populations and finding more ways to promote inclusivity and access in research and clinical settings. She is also interested in understanding diversity from an international perspective and how trauma presents and is treated in different counties, to learn more about factors that can inform treatment for different populations.