I grew up in Massachusetts playing ice hockey, skiing and enjoying summers at the beach with my six sisters and one brother. I received a biology degree from St. Michael’s College in beautiful Vermont and then worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for several years before returning to medical school at the University of Massachusetts. After completing residency at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, I moved to Whidbey Island, compliments of the US Navy.
During my time at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and developed a passion for global health research. In 2016, after spending multiple years working as a hospitalist, I moved to Ghana to conduct clinical infectious disease research for the Naval Medical Research Unit in Accra. While there, I researched acute febrile illnesses, sepsis, malaria, antibiotic resistance and leishmaniasis.
I returned to the U.S. in May 2019 and am thrilled to be working as a hospitalist again. When not working, I enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with my husband, two children and two dogs.