Lally Pia, MD, was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in Ghana. Half-way through medical school, political disruption caused the university to close, and she spent one and a half years in Wales before settling in Davis, California. She completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physiology at U.C. Davis and Pennsylvania State University, then attended medical school at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Pia ran the medical school psychiatry program at California Northstate University from 2017 to 2019. She currently works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at a non-profit mental health clinic, River Oak Center for Children, in Sacramento, California.