Rorak Hooten was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He completed his B.S. in Physics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He then attended medical school at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota graduating in 2013. He completed Internal Medicine Residency Training at the University of Arizona and is applying for fellowship in Pulmonary-Critical Care. He has done research with Community Acquired Pneumonia in the ICU setting. He is primarily the Academic Conferences Chief for 2016-17. He enjoys running, hiking, skiing, grilling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.