Alyse Ruriani is a 21-year-old artist, designer, advocate, and future art therapist. She currently studies Graphic Design and Culture and Politics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Previously, she was a Communications Intern at the National Council for Behavioral Health, and before that at Active Minds, Inc. Alyse is interested in the relationship between art and healing and hopes to raise awareness and spark conversations through her art, design, and writing.