What first got you interested in your field of choice?
I have a long-standing relationship with health issues in my family – I’ve personally lived with type 1 diabetes for the past 15+ years. The physicians in my life have had a tremendous impact on my growth as a learner, patient, and person, and I wanted to do the same for my future patients as a doctor.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
I think managing my chronic disease while also attending university, working two jobs, and supporting my family was one of the biggest obstacles I had to overcome while pursuing my education. Living with diabetes continues to have its ups and downs, but my disease is part of my life, and my condition has taught me a ton about time management, medicine, and of course, patient empathy.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I knew KGI was the right place for me when I learned about the opportunities that KGI had to offer. KGI introduced me to the realms of biotechnology, medical devices, and even medical education. These were unfamiliar areas to me, and I was really excited to learn more about them!
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
Mentorship has always been a huge part of my life. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had really great mentors, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support and influence. It only felt natural for me to do the same for students at KGI.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I was actually featured in the Wall Street Journal! Frontpage article and everything! Otherwise, I’ve done a lot of stuff before medical school: I was a bartender, a DJ, and I also have a twin.