Dr. Andrea Breen's research focuses on the development of identity through story-telling and implications for well-being, resilience and social change. Her research is informed by her applied experiences, which have included leading content development for a parenting app, developing a literacy program in youth detention settings, and several years working at a Children's Mental Health Centre, where she led the development of violence prevention programs. Current research projects are focused on storytelling and resilience with Indigenous youth, Young Carers experiences in postsecondary settings, and the inflence of stories encountered through books, movies, and music on the development of self and identity. Dr. Breen completed her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Education at OISE/UT. She also holds a Masters degree in Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Education from McGill University.