I was born and raised in south Texas and ventured off to North Carolina for my undergraduate degree to Guilford College (go Quakers!). After a few great years in the Tar Heel State, I decided to attend medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch for its state tuition, proximity to family, and its exceptional curriculum. Since I was a freshman in college, I have been interested in integrative medicine and the concept of empowering people to take control of their health destiny for this reason UA was always on my radar given its history and leadership in integrative medicine. But really, it was my experience on my interview that sealed the deal for me and made the decision to come here for residency an easier one. The residents, faculty, and staff at our program are just outstanding the team approach to medicine is definitely modeled here, and I feel lucky to be apart of it! Furthermore, the diversity offered by this program, whether it be by faculty experience or interest or the wide array of patient populations/cultures that are cared for, is sure to keep me on my toes for the next few years! My fiance, who is an Emergency Medicine intern at the South Campus, and I have really found Tucson an awesome place to be. We're having fun exploring the city and different hikes nearby!