Adnan Majid is a psychiatry resident at UCLA, fascinated by the complexities of the human mind and dedicated to the small ways we can improve one another’s lives. Of Bengali origin, he was born in Yorkshire and grew up in New Orleans, a city whose strength and resilience after Katrina continue to inspire him. He has since lived much of his adult life in California, studying linguistics, computer science, and the philosophy of mind at Stanford followed by eight years at UC San Diego studying medicine and cognitive neuroscience. The three years he has lived in Los Angeles have brought challenges and unexpected growth. He loves this city’s diversity and vibrancy and is excited about NewGround as a garden for dialogue, connection, and action.