Benlina Aier

Research Affiliate with MentorHub
Benlina Aier is the Coordinator for Specialized Mentoring Initiatives at MentorHub.  Her work is focused on developing resources for mentor development and training. Benlina is passionate about helping communities create safe, equitable, accessible, and empowering spaces that facilitate growth for young people and their families. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from DePaul University, and a Master of Education in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She is experienced in intervention-based research, clinical counseling, and program development, with an interest in building youth-focused, community-based mental health initiatives that are fully accessible to the public.


Menzies, A., Kepley, L., Crockett, S. A., Erford, B. T., Byrd, R., & Aier, B. (2020). A meta-study of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling: An analysis of publication characteristics, 2000–2019. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 42(3), 206–219.