Dr. Sheena Ray grew up in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in medical microbiology, she worked for international aid organizations for several years in various parts of the world including Africa and South Asia. She then returned to the United States to attend medical school in Colorado in 2009, graduating with honors in 2013. During medical school, she developed a keen interest in mental health. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2017 and served as chief resident. Since that time, she has worked as adjunct faculty at the University of Utah School School of Medicine and as a Medical Director in assertive community treatment. She has a special interest in the areas of addiction and severe and persistent mental illness.