David Carreon is a psychiatrist, a faculty member in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry, and a co-founder of Acacia Mental Health, a clinic in Silicon Valley working to transform mental health care. His path to psychiatry and neuroscience has been delightfully circuitous, including a stop at UCLA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, time in a nano-medicine lab, and a year in Kenya working for an anti- poverty startup. He has been at Stanford for a decade, starting with medical school, the for residency, and continuing now on faculty. His past research has focused on willpower and "top down" control. His current focus is on combining cutting-edge technologies like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with established approaches to create treatments that are more effective, holistic, and accessible. He aspires to develop new technologies and systems to better help people with mental illness flourish: brain, body, and soul. He loves teaching, podcasting (http://psyched.space), going on dates with his wife, Abigail, and excessively long brunch conversations.