Dr. Kathryn Modecki (riskyadolescentpathways.com) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University. Modecki completed her undergraduate honors degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia, and received her doctorate in Psychology at the University of New Hampshire-which resulted in American Psychological Association award (Div 41) for her dissertation. She chose her NIMH post-doctoral fellowship at Arizona State’s Prevention Research Center in order to undertake training and applications in an array of advanced statistical approaches including SEM, advanced SEM, longitudinal modeling, missing data and prevention methods. Modecki’s research focuses on adolescents’ development pathways in and out of risk, and factors that help scaffold resilience, particularly among at-risk youth. Modecki publications apply approaches such at LPA, growth mixtures, and other advanced methods to explore developmental questions of interest, and she has previously instructed graduate and faculty workshops on structural equation modeling and longitudinal modelling. She remains enthusiastic about training colleagues in useful alternative approaches to analyzing their data (and conceptualizing their hypotheses).