Being part of the faculty in the Psychiatry Department has allowed me to blend my passions for psychotherapy, teaching, and research. All three of these endeavors complement and enhance each other. I believe that perseverance, dedication and compassion are necessary in serving people in whatever capacity one is involved in. But I also believe that in order to do the best one can, one needs to stay current with the best practices and knowledge available at any one time. Thus, learning and training never ends. Seeing a patient experience a fulfilling life, watching their pain diminish, and participating in the development of a professional, keep my motivation alive.