Erik graduated from Boston University in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology. During his time at BU, he served as a Research Assistant at the Jamaica Plain VA Hospital, aiding veterans with Parkinson’s Disease in their physical and speech rehabilitation. He also worked at a substance use and mental health treatment center in Baltimore, MD, where he handled patient intake, facilitated group therapy sessions, and held discussions with housing groups regarding neurobiological mechanisms of mental health disorders and addiction. More recently, he worked in the TRANSCEND Lab at MGH, focusing on documenting the neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is currently working as a Mental Health Specialist in the Division of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation. His goal is to pursue an MD and offer holistic treatments to Ukrainian refugees. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering, hiking, and playing the guitar.