Abbie Parlette graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from Ryerson University, where she majored in Biological Science and minored in Psychology. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research, awarded from The Michener Institute at UHN. Abbie joined the HIV Prevention Lab as a volunteer research assistant in December 2017 and in 2019 she became the Site Coordinator for Toronto’s Engage program. Being an active member in the Toronto LGBTQ community, Abbie is passionate about locally-based community studies, HIV prevention initiatives, and harm reduction. She also has a keen interest in Biomedical research as it relates to HIV/STBBI prevention and treatment.