Why I chose Pine Rest: Pine Rest offers a wide exposure to various psychopathology, and is unique in offering exposure to addiction and trauma-informed care in the adolescent population—two of my major interests. I was also drawn to the campus, which resembles a park more than a stand-alone psychiatric facility while offering the educational opportunities of the latter. Lastly everyone during my interview was warm and welcoming, and it was important to me to choose a program that prioritizes the support and wellbeing of their residents and staff.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading fiction and medical history, playing my cello, traveling, spending time in nature, learning to cook different cuisine, and spending time with my wonderful partner, our three cats, and our friends and family.

Professional or Clinical Interests: Child & adolescent psychiatry, addiction in the pediatric population, eating disorders, neuromodulation, cultural psychiatry.