I was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and I continue to reside in the area when not in school. Being the son of two small animal veterinarians, I naturally developed a strong interest in animals and veterinary medicine at a very early age. I have always kept a wide variety of animals including fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and small mammals, and generally prefer exotics to the typical dog and cat. In 2008 I received a bachelor’s degree in Animal BioScience from the Pennsylvania State University, and am currently a second year student at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Apart from veterinary medicine and general science interests, I try to maintain a well-rounded lifestyle. Music has always been very important to me, and I currently play the oboe and piano. I also enjoy studying languages. While not fluent, I can hold a basic conversation in Spanish and Japanese. When the weather is nice I can be found outside studying in the sun, gardening, swimming, boating, running, biking, observing nature, or occasionally playing tennis.
My goals in the field of veterinary medicine revolve around non-domestic species. I ultimately want to pursue a career as a zoo, aquarium, or wildlife veterinarian, and would like to research anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, ecology, and conservation of exotic animals.