I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. It was in high school where I made the decision to be a physician, specifically an osteopathic physician. I fell in love with the philosophy of osteopathy back in high school and made the decision to be a DO and work in underserved areas in the United States and overseas. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional sciences at Kansas State University where I was on the Division I Women's Rowing Team for four years. I became a Peace Corps volunteer shortly after receiving my degree, where I worked as a community health volunteer for a small rural clinic in Southern Morocco. I gained a love for teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer, and decided to do an OMM fellowship during my time in medical school to teach my peers about osteopathic manipulation, while I improved my own skills for my patients. I also developed a passion for women and child health while I was in Morocco, and plan to keep that focus during my training.
I have a deep love for animals and the outdoors. I love to train for half marathons and triathlons as a way to stay active. Cooking and baking is a stress relief and I love to invite friends over for dinner and fellowship.