UNIVERSITY TRACK RESIDENT
I am from Pittsboro, NC, and am excited to serve my home community as a family medicine physician. I studied aquatic biology at University of California at Santa Barbara and worked as a wildlife biologist in California prior to deciding to return to my home state to start my career in medicine.
In preparation for medical school, I worked as a Care Assistant at the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic where I was involved in chronic care management, patient education, and quality improvement. Early on in my studies at UNC School of Medicine, I was accepted into the Fully Integrated Readiness for Service Training (FIRST) program, an accelerated track for family medicine. As a NC Schweitzer Fellow, my project partner and I expanded the UNC hotspotting program to Siler City, where we were able to address social determinants of health in patients’ own homes. In this experience, I developed a more holistic approach to managing my patients’ health.
My husband and I love spending time with family (near and far), gardening, hosting dinner parties in our backyard, and exploring restaurants in the Triangle.
Areas of interest: rural health, geriatrics, teen health, mental health, social determinants of health