I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and after graduating high school in 2005 I headed south to Clemson University where I majored in Biology and Psychology and graduated with honors in 2009. After undergrad I was recruited to teach with the Teach For America program in Charlotte, NC. I was a high school chemistry teacher for three years at Garinger High School as an employee of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. In 2012 I was accepted into Medical School at UNC Chapel Hill, where I graduated at the beginning of May of this year. During medical school I was involved in student government and was elected Student Body Co-President during my fourth year. I completed my clinical rotations during my third and fourth year here in Charlotte at CMC-Main where I founded the PATCH Program. A healthcare pipeline program dedicated to exposing students from Title-1 high schools to careers in medicine. I matched into the Emergency Medicine Residency training program here in Charlotte at CMC-Main. I begin mid-June of this year and will complete my training July, 2019.