Born and raised in Texas, I would say I’m a true Texan. Throughout my childhood, I focused every school project and essay I could on different animal species, especially hyenas (Lion King was one of my favorite VHS tapes). Growing up in a family that all worked in the medical field, I was exposed to many dinner discussions over medical cases and treatments. Considering my obsession for animals combined with my nerdy medical side, it was only a matter of time before I had my eyes set on becoming a veterinarian. To get started, I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. I have now completed 2 years of the DVM curriculum at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Outside of school, I spend most of my time playing sand volleyball, listening to live music, playing with my dogs at the park, attending UT football games, or just relaxing in the sun. Ultimately, I enjoy doing anything outdoors. I, also, enjoy traveling and recently got to go on a volunteer trip to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. I’m looking forward to some local traveling and exploring around New York this summer.
Considering my undergraduate degree, I’m very interested in nutrition’s role in disease prevention and treatment. After working at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, I also became very interested in oncology, specifically radiation therapy. Once I earn a DVM after my name, I hope to do a rotating internship to further enhance my clinical skills and knowledge. I will then pursue a residency. I hope to end up in the academic field to combine my passions for clinical medicine, research and teaching.