Nelson O. O. Zounlome, Ph.D., is a first-generation college graduate, child of immigrants, and native of South Bend, IN. He is also a published author, former McNair Scholar, Ford Foundation Fellow, Herman B. Wells Graduate Fellow, Counseling Psychologist, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Nelson earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Learning Science-Educational Psychology Track, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. He studies academic persistence and mental wellness to promote holistic healing among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Nelson is dedicated to helping BIPOC communities liberate themselves and achieve their wildest dreams.