Shari Brightly-Brown wears glasses and a blue button down shirt with a tan leaf pattern. Shari is Black and has short dark brown braids combed to one side.

Shari Brightly-Brown is a recent graduate of the Clinical Psychology PhD at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in transgender health at the Eli Coleman Institute of Sexual and Gender Health. Shari's primary clinical interests are in gender affirming care and sexual health, with a passion for working with LGBTQ+ identified people. Shari's research interests are broadly focused on resilience among LGBTQ and BIPOC people, with a particular interest in understanding how the intersection of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC identities may contribute positively to mental health.