Growing up my family moved often for humanitarian projects in Kenya, Laos, and Thailand, with a home base in California. I graduated from Scripps College with a degree in Social Change through Art. I went on to work as a studio artist in Los Angeles, a doula for San Francisco General Hospital, and as a humanitarian aid worker for International Rescue Committee in South Sudan. While working in South Sudan, I had an opportunity to visit clinics in a refugee camp where doctors worked to take care of patients with severely limited resources. This experience made it clear to me what an incredible difference committed care providers could make and convinced me that my heart was in medicine.
I completed a premedical post-baccalaureate at Bennington College in Vermont, before starting medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., At George Washington, I was lucky to meet wonderful friends, one of whom introduced me to family medicine, and another who would later become my husband! Family medicine was a natural fit for me as my clinical interests span the spectrum from pediatrics to maternal health to geriatrics. Other passions of mine include care for medically underserved populations, medical education leadership, and point of care ultrasound.
MedStar Franklin Square stood out to me on the interview trail as a warm and supportive program with diverse and engaged faculty. I can’t wait to join the MedStar Franklin Square family! I will be moving to Baltimore with my husband, who will be training in Radiology at University of Maryland, and our two sweet cats. Outside of medicine, I enjoy reading, getting out into nature, and spending time with loved ones.