Hey, there! My name is Chelsea. I was born and raised outside of Los Angeles before moving up to the Bay Area to study English at UC Berkeley. After graduating, I moved to Manhattan to work as a Research Assistant in a molecular neuroscience lab at The Rockefeller University. I loved living in NYC and knew that I wanted to stay there for as long as I could, so I packed my bags and moved all the way across the East River to Brooklyn to study at SUNY Downstate for medical school.
At Downstate, I was heavily involved in pro-choice groups on campus. I quickly realized that integrating reproductive health into my future career was a central goal for me, so I felt right at home when I discovered Family Medicine and saw all that it had to offer to its patients. Beyond family planning, I am also passionate about health equity and working with underserved populations—this is something I was looking for in a residency program, so UNC quickly became my first choice!
I loved (and love!) UNC because of the diversity of interests of its faculty and residents, and how nurturing everyone is of each other’s goals. I am also an intermediate Spanish-speaker (aiming for proficiency by the end of residency!) and am so excited to serve Spanish-speaking populations while training here. This is the place to be for full-scope family practice, and I feel so fortunate to be part of this professional family!
In my free time, I like to sing, do long-distance running, eat as much as I can (and try lots of new foods!), read, and listen to Spanish podcasts. My partner, Noah, and my cat, Roo, and I are so excited to eat all the barbecue we can and explore all that the south has to offer—looking forward to meeting you all!