Lexie Thomas is a second-year doctoral student in Clinical Psychology with a focus on neuropsychological assessment at the Wright Institute. She is completing an externship with the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Her clinical experience has been with formerly and currently incarcerated adolescents and adults who have experienced challenges related to complex trauma, severe persistent mental illness/serious emotional disturbance, and chemical dependency. Her research interests include the application of neuropsychological principles and practices to legal decision-making, particularly in the areas of executive functioning of trauma survivors and reliability/validity of assessment instruments with special populations. She is currently involved in a pharmacological research study in PTSD with the San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her academic and clinical experience, she has been actively involved in advocacy within her community where she conducts pro bono psychological evaluations and writes reports for legal immigration cases.