Shane Trivitt is a psychology major at the University of Nevada, Reno. Shane is actively involved in research on sensory processes under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Haig at UNR. His research endeavors aim to deepen the understanding of how sensory experiences impact individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions, ultimately paving the way for more effective methods of support. He is also an intern for substance use disorders counseling at Northern Nevada Hopes.
Shane values both the power of the individual, and the interdependence between individual and societal well-being. Shane recognizes the transformative effect that proper support can have on individuals' lives, allowing them to thrive and contribute meaningfully to the world around them. He advocates for mental health awareness at both the individual and societal levels, striving to create a more supportive and inclusive society.
In addition to his academic work, Shane has sought out both personal and professional opportunities to engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to build strong interpersonal skills. These skills are an asset both to his role as a group facilitator and to his ability to ally with and advocate for the neurodivergent community.