Preston is a native Floridian from Miami, FL. He remained in the sunshine state for much of his education which included undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, a Masters degree in Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida, and received his MD from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine as well. For residency, he trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Psychiatry. After completing residency requirements, he matched here at the Yale Child Study Center to start with his fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. A particular interest of his in training is first break psychosis.