I am grateful to the Alumni Advisory Board for providing me with travel funds to support my attendance to the Annual Anxiety and Depression Conference. During a poster session, I presented my study that found that a common cognitive vulnerability representing general maladaptive thinking patterns (e.g., overly negative, self-focused beliefs) related to a breadth of mental health problems (depression, anxiety, aggression, conduct, attention issues), and particularly to symptoms that are specific to depression and anxiety among youth. This common cognitive vulnerability may be a transdiagnostic risk that informs transdiagnostic interventions. Participating in this conference provided me with a valuable opportunity to discuss and share my research findings with other clinical scientists and practitioners across the nation. Thank you for making these funds available to support the career and research development of graduate students!