I am a Buffalo, New York native, growing up south of the city in a small ski town called Ellicottville. I attended Liberty University where I majored in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and had the opportunity to play for their NCAA Division I women’s soccer program. After graduating, I continued my education at Liberty where I pursued a master’s in Biomedical Sciences and then attended Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
I come from a long line of teachers and nurses, starting with my grandmother who obtained her nursing degree at 50 years old after raising eight children. Therefore, the love for medicine and altruism was instilled in me. I enjoy how family medicine cultivates relationships with patients while providing diverse training in multiple specialties. I am thrilled to continue my education at MedStar Franklin Square for residency. It was during my clinical rotations and interview process where I fell in love with how their robust training allows residents to pursue their area of interest while receiving tremendous support along the way.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy being active, getting out in nature, boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I fell in love with skiing at a very young age growing up with the slopes within walking distance. This provided the opportunity to train and compete in alpine ski racing. I would say it is more than a hobby, but a lifestyle for my family. Sports have always been a big part of my life, whether on the field/slopes or cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. Go Bills!