What first got you interested in your field of choice?
The hospice setting is not the conventional experience people have, but it is here where I truly found my interest in medicine and my desire to help people in need. I learned the impact of empathy and how the smallest gestures could make a patient’s day. Considering the terminal illnesses of most of these patients, I want to go above and beyond just providing empathy and care–and that is where my love for medicine comes in. I hope to hone these skills altogether and provide for those in need.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
My organizational skills were very lackluster during my undergraduate career. However, since my enrollment at KGI, I have interacted with several students and faculty who have shown me how important organization and professionalism really is. Incorporating these skills not just in my academia but also in my everyday life has allowed me to make leaps and bounds beyond what I thought I was capable of.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
Coming from a fairly large undergraduate institution, the class size and outreach of KGI really appealed to me. The bond that all students and faculty shared was so foreign yet so alluring to me. Additionally, the various degree and certification programs offered by KGI and real-world application and connections made was something I valued a lot.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
One of the main reasons for my eagerness to become an Ambassador is to share the experience I’ve had and how KGI has shaped and honed essential skills required in the professional world. Additionally, being able to relate to parents and students alike and showing them that prospective students' potential can only grow exponentially at KGI and widen their scope in all aspects.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I’ve trained with the LA Galaxy soccer team!