Obstetrics – Gynecology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
I grew up in a small town in Montana where I enjoyed horse back riding and many outdoor activities. Volunteering in a free medical clinic and growing up with a mom who was a nurse, opened my eyes to medicine. I attended undergraduate at Seattle Pacific University and then went on to complete a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Recognizing my love for reproductive health and OB/GYN, I returned to medical school at WSU. My husband, Jack, and I met at Seattle Pacific University. Between first and second year of medical school we welcomed our daughter, Della. We are expecting our second child in April! We are so excited to be growing our family and ready for the next adventure of residency!
My medical school journey
Over my course of medical school, I have dedicated myself to working with underserved and rural populations through my clinical experiences and volunteer opportunities. Growing up in a rural, small town in Montana, I was exposed to the healthcare disparities that are unique to those populations early on. Knowing this, the mission of WSU confirmed that I would receive an education that would develop me into a caring and thoughtful physician who understands the unique needs of underserved populations.
Hopes & Aspirations
As a future physician, I hope to become a well-rounded obstetrician-gynecologist, who feels confident to handle whatever challenges may come. My goal is to build relationships with patients that allow for understanding, teaching, and conversation. I hope to be an advocate and partner in the care of patients from puberty to childbirth to menopause and beyond. Wherever I end up, I know that I will want to be involved in medical education in the future!