Derrick Vuongis currently a third-year psychology major at the University of California, Merced. On campus, he involves himself with the club Breaking the Stigma, an organization geared toward abolishing unfavorable views of homeless people. He grew up in Roseville, California and enjoys dancing and writing poetry. Derrick aspires to attend medical school to become a psychiatrist after completing his undergraduate program. He desires to open his own practice in the future. His future research interests revolve around abnormal psychology, more specifically addiction, schizophrenia, and various mood disorders.