Nikita Khalid is a doctoral student in the Educational Psychology program specializing in Learning Development and Instruction at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. Ms. Khalid holds a B.A. in Psychology and Global Mediation from Baruch College, City University of New York and was a recipient of the Macaulay Honors Scholarship, as well as holds an M.S. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from the Graduate Center. Her main interests are studying the impact of technology on mental and behavioral health, human interaction with virtual environments, and feedback. She also examines the impact of online role-play simulations among other instructional methods on learner attitudes, and behaviors. Lastly, Ms. Khalid is the Co-Founder of Inspirabag, a grass roots not-for-profit organization focused on the vitality of educational preparedness on social emotional health and academic achievement for K12 students. Her interest in not-for-profit work and education stem from her experience with agencies such as the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, and as a Committee Member for Angel Compass, a non-profit philanthropy network supporting NYC school children.