Umay Kader is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Umay completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Bilkent University, and master’s degree in Social Policy at ODTU, Ankara, Türkiye. Her research interests have spanned from welfare state policies focusing on gender, family, and single mothers to food insecurity experienced by families living in Vancouver. Umay also worked at think tanks and NGOs where she had the opportunity to collaborate with local and international stakeholders focusing on improving the lives of refugees. Her dissertation, supervised by Dr. Sylvia Fuller and Dr. Michela Musto, aims to explore and explain the experiences and meaning-making processes of young adults who are currently living with their parent(s) in Metro Vancouver.