Peyton Barsel Biography
Peyton founded a non-profit, ACE Aware, after writing and presenting a bill in the 2019 Nevada legislature requiring teachers be trained to identify and support students who have experienced trauma. She subsequently researched and co-wrote a 30-minute trauma-informed training video with the Department of Education, which all Nevada public school employees must watch annually. ACE Aware distributes the video nationally and raises awareness about the prevalence of childhood trauma. Peyton is currently studying Education Policy at Columbia University to ensure that every child has the equal opportunity at education they deserve. Peyton and her brother have approached their loss in different ways but both are committed to using their experience to help other kids who have mental health related issues.