I was raised in Minnesota and lived most of my early life on the ice, training as a competitive figure skater. Through summers of international experience (Lithuania, Belize, Botswana, and Uganda) I gained perspective on global health inequities and found it disheartening that serious health inequities exist in the U.S. as well. I earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Augsburg University where I ran cross-country and volunteered at a level one trauma center in Minneapolis. I then worked as a lead medical scribe before moving to D.C. to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine. Outside of medicine, I am passionate about social justice and love working out, following politics, petting dogs, drinking hot chocolate, and relaxing on the beach. 

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