Patrina Sexton Topper is a third-year PhD student.  Her dissertation will explore family planning among cisfemale sexual minority couples who utilize health care provider assistance in their fertility efforts.  She is interested in healthcare decision making at the beginning and end of life, particularly among historically marginalized populations and their families. She is a research assistant for the Program on Sexuality Technology and Action Research (PSTAR) and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Doctoral Student Scholarship for the past two years.