I surprised myself by pursuing a career in medicine. I originally wanted to work in international affairs, but I soon realized it was not for me. The draw to work in international affairs was to help people on a global scale, but I came to find that I much preferred helping people on a more personal level.
I knew that a career in medicine would help me achieve this goal. I wanted to work one-on-one with patients to help navigate their medical conditions and empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
I am also inspired by my family; getting to spend quality time with them recharges me to be the best person, and clinician, I can be.
One of the books that has influenced me was Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This book helped me to see the complexity of the human mind and realize that everyone perceives life events differently.
Patients may be surprised to learn that I am fluent in French, and I went to school in Brittany, France in the fourth grade.
I enjoy running, reading, gardening and traveling. I have one pet, a finicky cat, who half the time is full of love, and the other half, well, it’s best to give her space.