I was born and raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, and am currently living in New York, where I am doing my residency in Internal Medicine. I was an International Comparative Studies major and Chemistry minor while at Duke and did my MD/MPH at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
While at Duke, I was involved in a variety of student organizations including the American Red Cross, Relay for Life, CAPE, and Nourish International. I spent a summer in Dublin, Ireland with Duke Engage which inspired my senior thesis on policy regarding refugees and asylum seekers, and after graduating was fortunate to travel to UNHCR refugee camps in Nepal with a research team from the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Being a Baldwin Scholar has opened many doors for me. It has provided me with role models and mentors, an endless source of advice and opportunities, and has allowed me to form amazing friendships with women I truly respect and admire. It also opened my eyes to the various issues that I face as I move forward with my life and career, and more importantly, it has equipped me with the tools to handle them.
I feel fortunate to be a part of this wonderful program and encourage every young woman at Duke to apply. You will find yourself surrounded by a group of women who quickly become your inspiration and support. It is one of the best decisions I have made.