As a school psychologist, I view myself as an advocate for children and their families. It is important to me to ensure that parents’ voices are heard, that they feel understood, and that we can work collaboratively together to support their children. I am passionate about promoting social justice in education, connecting with students, and being a “lifelong learner” to be the best practitioner that I can be. Through my coursework and experience in the field, I have recognized how often gifted children are misunderstood and misdiagnosed because of their unique social-emotional characteristics. It is important to me to support this overlooked population, continue to educate myself about giftedness, and share knowledge with practitioners to better support gifted and twice-exceptional learners. My dissertation research focuses on better understanding characteristics of giftedness through behavioral assessment. I anticipate that this research will contribute to the field of school psychology by helping practitioners understand giftedness, prevent misdiagnosis, and ensure that gifted children are supported appropriately to promote positive academic, social, and emotional development.