Hello! I am from Bainbridge Island, WA, just a ferry ride away from Seattle. My family operates a small organic farm there, where we grow vegetables, flowers, and raise some animals for the local community. It was a great way to grow up, always outside playing with nature’s creatures and eating all the strawberries and tomatoes a kid could dream of. Naturally, this upbringing made me curious about life and passionate about healthy living. So, for college I went to the University of Washington to study biochemistry.
In my few years between undergrad and medical school, I worked at a community health program organizing leisure activities (art, gardening, and music) for adults with mental illness and physical disabilities. A spectacular job and wonderful way to see the many elements that factor into people’s wellbeing! I’m interested in rural medicine because I love the bonds that form within a small community and as a physician I want to celebrate that and help cultivate health using that.
What do I do for fun? I love good food, the outdoors and everything art! I am an avid knitter and ceramicist, and have a large collection of hats and mugs in my home.
I am happy to be in Soldotna and look forward to meeting you.
About The WRITE Program
The WRITE program is designed to give selected third-year medical students an appropriate mix of ambulatory and hospital experience during a 22/24-week clinical education experience at a rural primary care teaching site. Throughout the program, the WRITE student has the opportunity to develop a practice style while learning how to treat a broad range of medical, surgical and psychological problems. Learning experiences emphasize the rural physician’s responsibilities of diagnosing, treating, and managing the majority of health problems on a longitudinal basis, while calling upon all the health care resources available in the community.