Why I chose Pine Rest: I loved the wide variety of training and the compartmentalized units (e.g., Mother and Baby, Young Adult, personality disorders, severely and persistently mentally ill, etc.), the residents were all down-to-earth and fun to be around, and the program values education, wellness and work-life balance. Grand Rapids is the perfect-sized city for me – big enough where there’s lots to do but without the hassle of a large city. In addition, there are lots of beautiful areas to see on this side of the state.

Other Interests: Exploring hiking trails in West Michigan, playing guitar and bass, skiing.

Graduate: Wake Forest University, M.S. in Biomedical Sciences.