Undergraduate School and Major: University of Vermont, Environmental Science
Medical School: University of Arizona, Tucson
Life/professions/adventures prior to attending medical school: In the year between undergrad and medical school I worked as a scribe in the ED and as a waitress in downtown Minneapolis. I was then able to spend a few months traveling in Asia before moving out to Arizona.
Interests / Hobbies: My interests are pretty widespread which has led me to be mediocre at a lot of things, but I really love backpacking trips with friends/family.
Favorite Food: Where to begin! One of my good friends in medical school made a traditional Filipino dinner the night before we all left for residency which was delicious. Couldn’t get enough of the lumpia shanghai (Filipino deep fried pork/veggie egg rolls).
Favorite Novels: Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Favorite Movie: Deadpool
Favorite Hike: Romero Pools, Tucson, AZ
Favorite Ski Trail: Peak 8, Breckenridge, CO
Favorite Beach (doesn’t have to be in Maine): Beaches in Kauai, HI
Closest brush with a famous person: I was getting lunch in LA once when I heard that Gina Rodriguez had just gotten a smoothie next door. I went out looking for her but no luck.
Celebrity I most resemble: I was asked if I was related to Bob Saget at a Halloween party once.
Craziest / Best / Worst Job:
Craziest Job: Haven’t had any particularly crazy jobs but I definitely had some crazy experiences nannying for families I met at “babysitting mixers” in Vermont.
Best Job: Leading kayak trips.
Worst Job: I was hired by a salon in high school to shampoo hair, which wouldn’t have been so bad but I lost control of the water faucet once and soaked a customer.
If I weren’t a doctor I would: work in Environmental design/ architecture
Medical Interests: Wilderness medicine, global health, leadership and administration
Personal Goals: Learning to surf, maintaining work-life balance
Favorite Place in Maine: Acadia National Park is beautiful and I can’t wait to explore more of Maine.
Why MMC: I rotated here as a visiting student last October and felt it was a perfect blend of everything I was looking for. MMC has a great learning environment with phenomenal physician mentors and the residents seemed very happy. Portland is also an ideal city with access to great food and outdoor activities.