Sara Birnel Henderson is a researcher and educator who has worked in HIV and AIDS prevention with a focus on reducing disparities for over 10 years. Sara received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College, where she began her career working on several social research projects on women’s health. She is currently a research coordinator for Cornell University\'s, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, working on projects centered on HIV/AIDS education, pregnancy prevention, parenting, and positive youth development. Sara is also a sex health educator for Love Heals’ Leadership Empowerment and Awareness Program (LEAP) for Girls, which educates and trains community educators and activists residing in NYC communities most impacted by HIV and AIDS. In addition to her work as a researcher and educator, Sara is also a member of the Planned Parenthood NYC activist counsel where she holds a position as a clinic escort and health center escort co-chair, supporting patients at health centers throughout the five boroughs. Sara also works with The Doula Project in New York City which provides free emotional, physical, and informational support to people across the spectrum of pregnancy.