Aimee Hilado, PhD, LCSW, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University and the Founding Manager of RefugeeOne’s Wellness Program, a mental health program serving refugee children and adults in one of the largest resettlement agencies in Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a PhD in Social Work with Distinction from Loyola University Chicago and a M.S. in Applied Child Development from Erikson Institute. Her teaching, research and practice interests are in the area of mental health, trauma, and culturally sensitive practice with new immigrants and refugees, informed by her work with refugees over the past nine years.