Preston Igwe (he/him) is a PGY-3 in the UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Preston was born in Nigeria and raised in southwest Houston, TX, both places that have immensely shaped his identity and outlook on the world. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Sociology and Pre-Health. While a student at Notre Dame, Preston studied abroad in London, where he was able to explore its diverse communities, traditions, and food. He fell in love with traveling and learning about different cultures. For medical school, Preston attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He was very involved with the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and passionately advocated for underrepresented medical students and underserved communities. At UCLA, Preston participates in various recruitment and community-building events within the Department of Psychiatry as well as MHO. He currently serves as the 2023-2024 Co-Chief Resident for Justice, Equity. Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). His career interests include forensics and sports psychiatry, as well as Black/African American mental health. In his free time, Preston loves to watch sports and Yelp his way through the LA restaurant scene.