Sydney is originally from Chicago and attended high school in Tampa. Sydney grew up as a competitive gymnast and diver and attended the University of Kansas where she was a Division I athlete on the swim and dive team—making the All-Big 12 Rookie team her first year.
She has been a passionate advocate for patients with IBD, serving as a patient representative for the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation and participating in research aiming to target endoscopic remission in patients with IBD. She also worked with the “IBD Qorus” study which was a nationwide quality improvement initiative aimed at improving outcomes for patients with IBD. She has served as a peer tutor, medical student interviewer for the Office of Admissions at McGovern, and a student ambassador for interview days in addition to multiple volunteer and community outreach activities. In recognition of her outstanding academic performance, she was inducted into the AOA Honor Society.
Sydney enjoys reading, fitness classes like barre and trampoline, and cooking.
Medical School: University of Texas
Undergraduate: University of Kansas