I was born in Washington D.C. and spent my early childhood in Gabon, living with my grandmother. Upon returning to the US, my family and I settled in PG County, Maryland. While growing up, I noticed the differences in the way healthcare was discussed in different communities. In some, highly encouraged and broadly advertised, while in others, it almost seemed taboo to go see a doctor. This sparked my curiosity in medicine and subsequently, the topic of mistrust in healthcare.
I went on to attend Howard University for my undergraduate education and majored in Biology. While there, I realized my passion for mentoring children in underserved communities and community service. Working with the underserved allowed me to take a deeper dive into various social determinants of health.
As I rotated through various specialties in my 3rd year of medical school, it became very clear that Family Medicine was the perfect specialty for me. I would have the opportunity to provide care throughout any and every stage of life – all the while forming long-lasting relationships, allowing me to better address barriers to healthcare. I am so excited to continue my training at MedStar Franklin Square’s Family Medicine Residency program. It has everything I could have ever wanted in a residency program; A warm and welcoming environment, high quality education, strong focus on social justice and providing care to the underserved, and the list goes on.
Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy trying different cultural dishes, going on nature walks, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and watching every thriller Netflix has to offer.