Alumni Spotlight - Aerin Hyun '90 | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Alumni Spotlight – Aerin Hyun ’90

What activities were you involved in at IMSA?
  • Tennis
  • Debate
  • Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Why did you Choose IMSA?

More opportunities and enriched curriculum.

College and Area(s) of Study
  • UIUC: Bioengineering and English Literature
Current Profession and Company
  • Psychiatrist Specializing in Women’s Reproductive Health
  • Trained Psychoanalyst
  • Board Member: Postpartum Mood Disorder Awareness and Education Non-Profit
  • Teaching faculty at Columbia University
  • Enjoys reading, writing, swimming, running, traveling and spending time with family
Advice to current IMSA students?

Psychiatry and psychoanalysis represent the perfect marriage between my two academic interests: Medicine and English Literature. I have both a medical degree and a PhD in English Lit. I was in the Medical Scholars MD/PhD program at UIUC and my special field in English was literary theory and psychoanalysis.