Patrize completed their B.S. in Neuroscience and minor in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. In their undergraduate career, Patrize participated in research studying the etiology and treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders. They are currently interested in translational neuropsychiatric research, specifically addressing clinical intervention in diverse communities and eliminating health disparity in research. Prior to working at Stanford, they worked as an afterschool teacher for underserved students in San Jose. Outside of the lab, Patrize enjoys creating polymer clay art and volunteering in local mutual aid groups.