I grew up in West Hartford, Conn., and graduated from Skidmore College in 2012 with a B.A. in music and psychology. My first job after graduation was giving Segway tours out of the Museum of Science in Boston. While working there I took my first biology course at the Harvard Extension School and began thinking about a career in medicine. I then started volunteering at Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCHP), as well as in an Allergy and Immunology Research Lab at Harvard Medical School. Once I had some experience, I was given a full-time job at the lab and worked there for a year and a half while taking pre-medical courses, shadowing physicians, and volunteering at BHCHP.
In the summer of 2014 I moved to Burlington, Vt., where I worked as the laboratory manager of a pulmonology lab at the University of Vermont Medical School. I enrolled at Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) in July 2016. Outside of classes, I am the president of the EUSOM Journal Club, vice president of the EUSOM Osler Society, and class representative of the EUSOM Medical Education Leadership Team. I play saxophone in the Emory Jazz Combo, and have a pet turtle!