I grew up in a small farming town in Ohio called Pemberville. I volunteered in our community with my family from a young age, and this passion continued into college at John Carroll University in Cleveland. While pursuing my degree in biology and public health, I began doing clinical volunteer work with various underserved populations, including the homeless, migrant farm workers and HIV patients. This is what ultimately led me to a career in medicine. I attended medical school in metro Detroit at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where my work with our student-run free clinic sparked my interest in family medicine. I love being able to educate and empower patients about their health and to accompany patients through every stage of life. I also really enjoy the variety family medicine offers both in the patient population and in the problems we manage. I am very excited to spend my next few years at Memorial and serve the South Bend community!
I enjoy spending time outdoors and love to hike, fish and paddle. I’m also a musician – I play guitar, ukulele and piano (none of them particularly well) and I am a classically trained singer.
My particular interests are with care for rural, underserved populations, global health, women’s health and maternity care. I initially applied to Memorial because I was looking for an unopposed program that would prepare me well for rural practice and give me experience working with Spanish-speaking patients. On interview day, I felt right at home with the faculty and residents and knew Memorial was the perfect fit for me.