Brett Ranon Nachman, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. He primarily focuses on scholarship related to autism in higher education, community college students and their transfer pathways, and LGBTQ+ campus climate issues. Brett is also a postdoctoral fellow with the 2021 Postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) Research Fellows Program at NC State University, sponsored by the ECMC Foundation. Brett graduated with his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in its Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) department, studying how autistic community college students navigate higher education. He received a “Dissertation of the Year” award from the ELPA department, and was honored with the 2020-2021 Paul P. Fidler Research Grant from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.