My name is Adam Lurie and I am a 3rd year Clinical PsyD student at William James College. I grew up in Massachusetts, but moved to D.C. to attend the George Washington University to pursue a bachelor's degree in Psychology. After college, I moved back to Massachusetts and took a year off to gain experience (and save money) before starting the program. During this time, I worked for Riverside Community Care as a residential counselor. I joined the clinical ACES team to advocate for more mental health support for students in the program and to better understand the costs associated with being in a doctoral program. As a LEAD Representative I hope to act as a liason between the students, faculty, and administration to help build a better environment for everyone.