Andrea Welsh received her Ph.D. in 2019 from Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), where she studied self-organization in biophysical systems. She is now at the University of Pittsburgh, working on the nonlinear dynamics of systems in neuroscience. In 2014 she founded the GT Society of Women in Physics and in 2016 chaired GT’s APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. She also served as the vice president of GT’s Graduate Pride organization and as a Peer Education Safe-Space facilitator for GT’s LGBTQIA Resource Center. She is an advocate for mental health support in physics, founding a support group for those dealing with mental illness.