I was born and raised on Long Island New York but traveled a bit before landing back in New York to pursue a veterinary degree. I was always curious about biology and animal science but in high school that was overshadowed by my interest in writing and teaching. I taught English courses in underprivileged areas of China and the Dominican Republic during my summers and I continued on this thread in my undergraduate studies and acquired a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing English at Dartmouth College.
After receiving my undergraduate degree I moved to Seoul, South Korea where I lived and taught English literature classes but at this point my old curiosities for biology and animal science resurfaced.
I returned to the United States and completed a Masters in Physiology and Biophysics at Stony Brook University. During this time I also worked in a small animal clinic as well as a laboratory in Brookhaven National Laboratory. After completing my masters degree I joined the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2015.
My interests are broad - I enjoy topics related to neurology, soft tissue surgery, and public health. I enjoy interacting with pet owners but also enjoy time behind a lab bench. Currently at veterinary school I participate as a surgery tech, a Morris Animal Foundation student representative, a public relations officer for SCAVMA, and work in a laboratory with the hopes of gaining as much experience as I can while I'm surrounded by so many incredible individuals.
I truly hope to build a career in translational medicine where I can amplify what I've learned in veterinary school at some meeting point between animal medicine, human medicine, and research. I would love to incorporate teaching, research, and clinical practice into my future.