After completing a sub-internship at Brown last fall, I fell in love with the supportive community, and I felt at home. I couldn’t be happier to be joining the Brown FM family! I was born and raised in Central NY and studied English and Biology at St. Lawrence University. My passion for primary care began while working in a pediatrician’s office between semesters of college and continued as I worked with older adults and oncology patients as a Clinical Research Assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The ability to develop enduring relationships with patients was the part of medicine that truly fulfilled me. This passion for primary care was cemented following a 48-hour hospice immersion project during medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM); I lived in a hospice home for a weekend, providing comfort and care to patients and their families. Throughout my life, I have enjoyed rooting myself in the communities that I’ve been part of. As a medical student, I was deeply invested in my community through work in several clubs and student government. By representing UNECOM on the national level as a member of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, I was able to promote the importance of mental health awareness amongst medical students and physicians. I hope to continue this advocacy work over the course of my career. In my spare time, I enjoy singing (I sang formally from elementary school through college, but now I just sing around the house!), spending time with my family and friends, trying out local breweries, cooking, baking, and cheering for the Red Sox and New York Giants (sorry Pats fans). Looking forward to three amazing years in Rhode Island with my fiancé, Michael!