As a psychology minor, Laura noticed that her college campus had relatively little support for mental illness, despite the fact that most mental illness presents between the ages of 18-22. Active Minds is a national nonprofit with chapters on college campuses across the country, and has had a measurable, positive impact at GWU over the past few years. Laura is promoting a city-wide conversation about this issue by bringing together college-aged advocates for mental health from around DC at her mixer event. This event is designed to promote cross-campus conversations for students in the DC-area, by reaching out to the other Active Minds chapters at DC schools. The funds raised by the event will benefit Active Minds national organization, to increase their capacity and support the cause on a national level.