Victoria M. O'Keefe, Ph.D., JCU undergraduate class of 2009, received the APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology at an August, 2018 ceremony in San Francisco. O'Keefe received her PhD in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016 and completed her clinical internship at the Puget Sound VA Health Care System-Seattle Division. She is currently an assistant professor in the Center for American Indian Health, Department of International Health (Social and Behavioral Interventions Program) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research area is developing and evaluating suicide prevention and intervention programs that are grounded in tribal culture and strengths, as well as implemented and sustained by Native communities. From the award citation: … As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and descendant of the Seminole Nation, Victoria O’Keefe truly understands the importance of indigenous representation in research, clinical practice, teaching, and advocacy. Victoria’s exceptional work with Native communities has been well-recognized through her receipt of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, APA Psychologists in Public Service Wayfinder Award, and invited presentation at TexXOStateU. Her career is centered around decreasing indigenous health inequities through tribally engaged research, interventions grounded in cultural strengths, and support of the next generation of Native scholars. Victoria’s work throughout Indian country continues to make an impact in changing lives and entire communities.