Jean completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is currently a Master of Arts student in the Department of Applied Disability Studies (completing a specialization in applied behaviour analysis) at Brock University. Her research interests include understanding the needs of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their support systems to foster mental health and well-being. Her thesis is focused on evaluating the effects of a brief mindfulness mobile application intervention on mindful parenting and non-compliance in children with autism. Jean’s research interests have been shaped by her work in the field of developmental disabilities and mental health, particularly her role as a health and research project coordinator at Special Olympics and her work as a behaviour therapist for children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities.