Grant Quinones (they/them) is a Bay Area native from Union City. They are completing an associate’s degree in social and behavioral sciences with a certificate for social work. Grant’s passion for the helping professions evolved from personal lived experience with mental health and substance use challenges. Their experience and peer support training strengthen and encourage connection with others facing such challenges. Grant is non-binary and Queer. They understand some of the ways that multiple identities intersect with the mental health of all Alameda County residents.