I was born and raised in Hobbs, New Mexico and graduated from Duke in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in International Comparative Studies. I earned an MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio while concurrently completing my MPH through UT Houston School of Public Health. I did my Internal Medicine residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University and am currently a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care and Global Health at Duke University. My academic interests are in global health and chronic lung disease and I will be spending the 2019-2020 academic year in Kenya doing research under an NIH Fogarty grant.
Being a Baldwin Scholar has opened many doors for me and helped me build important skills in navigating my life and career. 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. 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 remains one of the best decisions I have made.