Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, I grew up and lived in the Hoosier state until I started college at Wake Forest University. While on the pre-medicine track I studied anthropology, learning about different people, societies, and cultures, which directly relates to the work I want to do as a Family Medicine doctor serving a diverse group of NC residents. After college I was the Volunteer Coordinator at a Latino community center in Winston-Salem where I enjoyed almost every second of working with families to help them set and obtain their goals in terms of education and healthy living in the Triad.
When I got into UNC for medical school, my partner Melissa and I moved to Chapel Hill. I was in the first class of students to take part in the FIRST Program, a Family Medicine-specific curriculum that gives scholars early hands-on learning and mentorship from UNC Family Medicine faculty while in medical school so that they can thrive in UNC Family Medicine residency before going out into underserved parts of our state as physicians. I am now ecstatic to have the chance to see both Spanish and English speaking patients at the PHS Prospect Hill Community Health Center during residency so that I can continue to tailor my work to the North Carolina population that I will be working with long term.
When I’m not in the hospital or clinic, I enjoy walking or hiking with my partner Melissa and our dogs Rose and Maggie, playing soccer, reading a good book, or watching a movie.