Farah Zaidi is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Pakistan and is a 2nd year psychiatry resident at San Mateo County Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Farah began her residency in OB/GYN but subsequently shifted her focus to Psychiatry after a trip to Pakistan during which she witnessed the physical and psychological devastation to underserved communities after a major flood. In 2012, Farah also started volunteering at UCSD department of Psychiatry with Dr. David Janowsky. They worked on a research project focusing on personality profiles of patients with various psychiatric disorders. Farah's professional interests include women and minority mental health, community psychiatry and psychotherapy. She speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and basic Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies especially the ones based on psychiatric disorders, making jewelry, hula hooping, walking on the beach and spending time with family and friends.