Nova Bradford, MSW is a current PhD student in Health Policy and a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Nova earned a Bachelor of Arts with high distinction in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She aspires to reduce health disparities in marginalized communities by developing evidence-based guidance for health systems and policymakers. Nova previously worked as a researcher for the University of Minnesota Medical School where she studied the health outcomes of sexual and gender minority populations. After completing her master's degree, Nova worked as a psychotherapist for Rainbow Health, a non-profit human services agency in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nova's research has been published in numerous journals including Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity and Current Sexual Health Reports.