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Melanie Drake, MD

Melanie Drake (Idaho) is originally from Wisconsin and obtained her BS in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin before working in business analytics for 10 years across the West.  She then worked as a lead challenge course facilitator for an outdoor program where she designed situations using rope courses to facilitate participant’s personal growth.  She decided to pursue medicine and matriculated at Oregon Health and Science University where she found her true passion and calling in psychiatry.   She has volunteered for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington, in a palliative care program, at a free clinic, and in various youth literacy organizations.  In addition, she co-lead the psychiatry interest group.  Outside interests include poetry, art, animals, nature and wellness activities (swimming, pilates, yoga, cooking and meditation).