How Nehal is prepared for a future as a child and adolescent psychiatrist


A Case Western Reserve University senior studying psychology and cognitive science, Nehal Methi has her sights set on a career working as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Through various organizations at CWRU, Nehal—in typical CWRU fashion—has amassed some serious expertise and experience that will serve her well in her future career. 

Brightening days
As a volunteer at the neighboring University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Nehal sees patients as an “aquarium volunteer,” going room-to-room with a fish tank to provide therapy.  

“My time at Rainbow Babies & Children’s [has been] the highlight of most of my weeks throughout these past several years,” Methi said.

Dancing for the greater good
Nehal has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for families whose children are undergoing treatment at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital as director of campus relations with SpartanTHON, a dance marathon organization on campus that partners with the hospital and helps raise money for treatments that insurance typically does not cover. 

Educating others
Nehal is on the Peer Leader Advisory Board for KNOW Abuse, hosting virtual visits with high schools and middle schools to provide education and facilitate discussions on topics like consent, healthy relationships and signs of abuse.  

In our University Circle neighborhood—where a quick walk takes you to dozens of our partnering museums, hospitals and social service organizations—opportunities for you to use your skills abound. How will you serve the community while gaining expertise for your career?