Emmanuelle Garcia-Rider is a second year psychiatry resident at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is as close to a native Nevadan as she can get without being one. She has been in Reno, Nevada since she was 6 months old and was determined to be a doctor since she was very young. She went on to pursue two degrees from UNR in Chemistry and Political Science. After graduating she took the opportunity to take a break and experience what made Nevada famous and became a blackjack dealer. Despite the fun of winning for the house, medicine was still calling. Soon after starting at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine she had the opportunity to attend the Betty Ford Substance Abuse Program to learn about addiction and then became interested in psychiatry. The choice was solidified during third year after she was able to spend 6 months living in Elko to learn about rural medicine and the lack of mental health access in rural areas. She chose to stay in Nevada because the great need for psychiatric providers and her love for the state. Her plans after residency is attend a fellowship in addiction psychiatry and return to the state to practice.
When she isn't practicing psychiatry you will find her training for marathons or knitting.