Eduardo Cristiano-Hernandez is a second-year Couple & Family Counseling graduate student at Northeastern Illinois University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. He is also the Chair of the Multicultural, Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Student Committee at NEIU. Mr. Cristiano-Hernandez was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, when he was eight years old he relocated with his mother and two sisters to the US. Mr. Cristiano-Hernandez is passionate about behavioral health and promoting access to services for the immigrant, refugee, and asylum seekers. As an immigrant himself, he understands how difficult it is to navigate life in a new country and to have access to affordable culturally appropriate behavioral health services. After his graduate studies, Mr. Cristiano-Hernandez hopes to pursue a doctoral degree Counselor Education and Supervision in which he will continue his work around immigrants, refugees, and asylum communities, and mental health. He’s research interest is learning how legal liminality may its impact mental health wellbeing for non-status populations in the US.