I grew up in a small town in western Massachusetts and am thrilled to be coming back to New England with my family for residency! After majoring in Physics and Arabic Studies at Williams College, I spent two years in Seattle, Washington completing a global health research fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. While there, I worked on national and global projects that allowed me to travel to Zambia and Saudi Arabia to work directly with researchers and public health officials. During this time, I became interested in what factors underlie the health of populations and how public health interventions are designed and evaluated. I went to medical school at Stanford University in sunny California, where I continued my involvement in global population health, leading the school’s community influenza vaccination program, called “Flu Crew”, and its Organization for Global Health. I also worked on a team of researchers evaluating the impact of a large multinational USAID food and agriculture program on child malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Family medicine felt like a natural choice for me in medical school – I love delivering babies, caring for children, and getting to know patients over time and in the context of their family and larger community. My favorite clinic visits are when I get care for the whole family at once! My particular interests are the health of women and children, reproductive health, global health, and academic family medicine. In my spare time, my husband Michael and I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, experimenting with new cuisines – we’ve recently been trying our hand at Szechuan food – and doing “tummy time” with our daughter Della, now two months old.