Dr. Belle Liang is a professor and incoming chair of the Counseling & Developmental Psychology Department in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Liang’s research focuses on positive youth development, including mentoring and relational health in adolescence and young adulthood. In particular, her work involves the development of youth purpose interventions, including those that are technologically mediated. She is currently developing True North, a curriculum and web-based application for creating purpose profiles to be used in schools and universities. She is a principal investigator on a number of research-practice collaborations in and out of the U.S., and has authored 80+ scientific journal articles and book chapters on adolescence and emerging adulthood, including a forthcoming book on “Purpose Mindset: The New Science of Navigating College, Career, and Life” to be published by St. Martin’s Press. She is dedicated to translating research to practice in cultivating purpose in youth and youth-serving organizations.