Hometown: Woodland Park, CO
Bio: I grew up in Woodland Park, Colorado, where from a young age I developed a love for the wilderness, soccer (all sports really), medicine, and rural communities. All these passions lead me to playing soccer during undergraduate, cross fit competitions during post-graduate, and eventually to Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During medical school, I was able to further expand my knowledge of anatomy, holistic medicine, and leadership while completing an extra year of medical school in the Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment fellowship. Forever an outdoors-woman and dedicated athlete, I live my life under the belief that every individual (including myself) has the power to positively influence their own health.
Why Memorial: I chose Memorial for several reasons. I was initially attracted because of the rigorous curriculum while also having a strong Osteopathic manipulation presence. But, during my in-depth rotation at Memorial, I fell in love with the attendings, faculty, and staff who made me feel at home from day one; this led me to ranking Memorial as my top choice.
Clinical interests: There is no way to say what the limits of my clinical interests are currently besides saying that I am interested in all of it! I do hope to pursue the hospitalist track, the HSM curriculum/fellowship, and OB fellowship as I am interested in Women’s health, patient advocacy, and medical education.
Hobbies: My hobbies include trail running, hiking with any dogs (but particularly my own dogs Chai and Lilypad), learning Spanish, white water rafting, watching European soccer, and yoga. But most of all, I enjoy any activity that I can do with my husband, Gage.
Favorite quotes: “When you get where you’re goin’, Don’t forget turn back around, Help the next one in line, Always stay humble and kind” -Tim McGraw
Favorite books: The Golden Compass series by Philip Pullman, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, anything written by Brene Brown or Jon Krakauer
Favorite podcasts: Gimlet’s “Science vs.”
Advice: Keep a learner’s mindset with never ending curiosity.
Favorite thing to do/place to go in South Bend/Mishawaka: Not sure yet! I imagine I will LOVE the St. Joseph River, lakes, and trail running opportunities.