Mehdi Elmouchtari is a medical student in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's class of 2021. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry along with minors in Spanish and Anthropology from SUNY Geneseo in 2017. Mehdi hopes to one day be a professor of psychiatry at an established research institution. His research interests include addiction, public health, and the application of play therapy in adolescent populations. He enjoys teaching, community outreach, and learning about people and cultures.