Christen Kidd, MD, was born and raised in New York City. She attended The Brearley School, and then studied Political Theory at Princeton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Politics and with a certificate in Russian Studies. After college, she worked at The New Yorker magazine, as an assistant editor in the Talk of the Town department and the Books department, publishing reviews in the “Briefly Noted” book column as well. She then chose to continue pursuit of her interest in life narratives in the field of medicine instead of publishing, graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2011. She is currently a resident in Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell.