I grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and spent most of my early childhood begging for a dog. I finally got my wish when my family adopted our first dog Bonnie in 1998. Bonnie and our second dog Cosette were a source of constant companionship and afforded me a deep appreciation of the human-animal bond.
When I went to college, I was eager to study everything, but being away from home made me realize how much I needed to be around animals. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with a BA in History and a Music Minor, and spent the next year finishing up coursework so that I could apply to veterinary school. During my time as a veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania I developed many interests, including emergency medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry, and shelter medicine. I also spent time in South Dakota providing veterinary care to rural communities where I developed a passion for preventive medicine.
In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, singing, running, traveling, and writing sketch comedy. I am excited to be starting my professional career at Friendship Hospital for Animals and I look forward to exploring D.C.!