My name is Matt Perry and I was born and raised in nearby Dartmouth, MA. I'm happy to be joining the Brown Family Med residency having completed medical school at Brown as well. My primary goals in training are to learn to practice at the intersections of healing, community, and justice while building trusting, responsive relationships with patients from the Pawtucket and RI community. I am excited to continue learning from the faculty and staff at the Brown Family Med program. Before medical school, I went to Wesleyan for undergrad where I studied Math. I then spent two years doing primarily wilderness-based education before starting my post-bac at Columbia. While there, I worked as a Health Outreach Worker for a young-adult HIV clinic called Project STAY, where my values in the context of medicine began to take shape. While in medical school, I also worked as a community organizer with Showing Up for Racial Justice and the AMOR Network (Alliance to Mobilize our Resistance). With these groups I engaged in health-related and other projects regarding immigration, housing, policing & incarceration, and environmental justice. Working in this space has allowed me to connect more deeply with my community, and I hope that remaining here for residency will allow me to continue to understand my role as a physician in the context of broader community healing.