I studied Kinesiological Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration on physical culture studies as an undergraduate. I went on to teach middle school science in Washington, DC while completing a Masters in the Arts of Teaching at American University. I then completed my medical training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I am currently a resident physician at Yale University Dep. of Psychiatry. My interests, research, and writing is focused on racial and gender identity development, disruptive behaviors in children, and academic curriculum design.