I am overjoyed to be moving across the country from Tucson, Arizona, to join the Brown Family Medicine family! Brown quickly became my top choice program for its emphasis on strong academics, humanism in medicine, and social justice. I felt immediately I would be surrounded by like-minded individuals I could truly enjoy working with each day. I was born in Toronto, Canada, grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and attended The George Washington University in DC, majoring in Biology and Psychology. While there, I became a volunteer EMT, and participated in HIV research in the emergency department. I traveled back home to attend Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, where I co-founded a Medical Students for Choice chapter. My passion for reproductive justice led me to many national conferences and training externships, and eventually to Brown for its strong tradition of full-scope reproductive health and family planning. I also have interests in mental healthcare, substance abuse, HIV, adolescent medicine and LGBT care, which will certainly be fostered by Brown’s inclusive and compassionate environment. I plan to become more involved in political advocacy, and look forward to teaching medical students. In my spare time, I practice and teach yoga, ride Bird scooters, play with my miniature poodle Benji, and eat as much delicious food as possible with my partner Mark, who is a talented professional chef.