I grew up in Buckingham County, a rural area about an hour away from the University of Virginia, and I graduated from UVa in 2017. During my undergraduate career, I competed on the NCAA Division I Women’s Track and Field team as an 800-meter runner. Despite the grueling nature of middle distance races, I thoroughly enjoyed track; I loved the challenges of seemingly impossible workouts, the adrenaline of competition, and the camaraderie with my teammates. Although I have retired from intercollegiate athletics, I still enjoy running and working out.
My interest in general medicine stems from my experience living in a rural area, where timely medical care is often elusive. I am excited to gain skills and knowledge at the School of Medicine that I can one day use to support medically underserved areas. I look forward to interacting with a community in a small-town setting and engaging with the health issues that affect rural populations.