The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) announced the appointment of Associate Professor of Social Welfare Laura Wray-Lake to its executive council. Established in 1984, SRA is a community of researchers aiming to further understanding of adolescence and enhance the well-being of youth in a globalized world. As an executive council member, Wray-Lake will advance the mission of SRA by promoting and disseminating high-quality research on adolescence, championing diversity of scholars and scholarship, and prioritizing the next generation of scholars in the field. Wray-Lake’s research documents patterns of developmental change in civic engagement across adolescence and young adulthood. Her current projects include a study of civic development among socioeconomically, racially and ethnically diverse adolescents, and a qualitative study documenting civic experiences of youth of color in high-poverty urban neighborhoods. Wray-Lake has been an SRA member since 2005 and has served in leadership roles continually since 2009. As the emerging scholar representative, she spearheaded several initiatives, including student conference travel awards, mentor-student conference reviewing and an emerging scholars lounge. She has also served on the nominations, consensus and publications committees. SRA hosts biennial meetings and publishes the Journal of Research on Adolescence to encourage and foster global exchange and research collaboration across disciplines.