I am originally from a large family in a small town called Wyoming, Ohio. I was an exchange student in Germany for a year during high school and again in France for several months during my undergraduate career at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where I completed degrees in Zoology, International Diplomacy, and French. My past research experiences have been focused on infectious disease, and I am now working on a Masters in Public Health while completing my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. I am currently a SAVMA Delegate for Cornell University and look forward to becoming more involved in organized veterinary medicine at the national and international level.
I have a passion for student development, and a large portion of my free time is spent mentoring and training undergraduates of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. I enjoy learning about communications and technology, international politics, and leadership theory. Classical music, film, and abstract painting are my favorite arts. I love playing outside with Norah, my dog.
I am particularly interested in infectious disease, laboratory animal medicine, and health systems. I look forward to joining the US Army Veterinary Corps, where I can combine my international experience with my public health and medical training, while working to defend and protect our soldiers and national security.