Year at Medical Partnership
Undergrad Location & Graduation Year
Covenant College 2022
Major: Biology; Minors: Spanish and Chemistry
Any gap years? If so, what did you do?
During my gap year, I lived in downtown Chattanooga, TN, near Lookout Mountain, GA , where I went to undergrad. As the LifeSpring Intern at LifeSpring Community Health, I worked as a scribe and bilingual receptionist, with the most wonderful staff in the world. LifeSpring has a full pediatric clinic that seeks to specifically serve those with barriers to healthcare in the Chattanooga area, due to language, insurance status, transportation, and other factors. In the midst of a pandemic, in phases of business growth, and the normal needs of our patient population, I learned the compassion and leadership required to carry out a vision to holistically serve our patients and the community. Outside of work, I loved biking and running on the Riverwalk near the beautiful Tennessee River, hiking and swimming in the Chattanooga area, and serving in my New City Fellowship church community.
Specialties of Interest
Family Medicine, GI, Pediatrics, OBGYN
Bio: tell us about yourself
A Georgia native and the youngest of six children, I have grown up with a love for Georgia and for people! As part of my family, I developed an appreciation for medical or “gross” things through interaction with animals on our small farm and even had the opportunity to artificially inseminate our cows. This interest only increases in regard to the human body; I will never stop marveling at its intricacy and beauty. As a lover of the outdoors, making art and music, games, and practiced spirituality, understanding health and illness holistically is central to my approach to medicine and life. Exploration of the US and beyond has been such a neat way to experience diversity and widen my perspective on what “holistic” means. During undergrad I had the opportunity to travel and study in both India and Spain, learning about their beautifully diverse culture and people, community development, and the Spanish language. In Chattanooga for the past several years, I used Spanish daily at my work and grew in understanding of those who are underserved in our communities. I hope to use these areas of my background in medical school and into practicing!