I was a pre-med student at Duke and graduated with a major in Biology. I did a gap year working at the Brain Tumor Center at Duke, and then completed medical school at The Ohio State University. I completed my residency in Pediatrics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital/Northwestern University in Chicago. Now I live in Indianapolis with my husband (Tom) and dog (Jethro). I am a pediatrician with Franciscan Physician Network at Pediatric Associates of Greenwood in Greenwood, Indiana.
While at Duke, my extracurriculars included doing research in olfactory genetics, playing the piano, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and participating in the pre-med CAPE (Collegiate Athlete Pre-Medical Experience) program. I was also one of the program directors of FEMMES- Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science. FEMMES is an educational outreach program that encourages 4th-6th grade girls from Durham to explore their potential in STEM fields through hands-on activities at a capstone event and after-school science clubs.
I applied to be a Baldwin Scholar in hopes that I would meet many other motivated and enthusiastic young women who wanted to get the most out of their Duke experience--- and I certainly did! I'm extremely grateful to have been in such an innovative and supportive program that has linked me with amazing women.