UConn School of Medicine
I spent the majority of my youth in Redding, CT. I attended Hopkins School in Woodbridge, CT for high school,and moved to Baltimore, MD to attend Johns Hopkins University. There, I majored in public health with a natural science focus, was pre-med, and minored in Spanish for the Professions. I then proceeded to complete a master of health science in environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with my thesis focusing on the issues of water quality and quantity. I hope that my future career as a physician can encompass serving a variety of patients, including those in underserved community settings in the U.S. and abroad. I also hope to continue my work volunteering with health education outreach and clinical research.
The UST provides students with the tools and exposure to ideas that will permit health care providers to better serve an urban population. These skills expand our knowledge and involve us in valuable volunteer opportunities that can prime us to engage in similar endeavors throughout our careers. UST also offers leadership experiences that are important in developing our skills as health care providers. In college, I worked extensively with a program to bring interpretation services to clinics throughout the inner city. Through that program, I also became trained as an interpreter and volunteered in a free clinic. I have also worked abroad in Mexico and Central America as a volunteer in rural clinics, a public health worker assisting with latrine construction, and as a medical student assisting with a diabetes education clinic. The resulting leadership skills and unique knowledge I have acquired will allow me to assist my colleagues as we work with other underserved populations in outreach efforts.