What first got you interested in your field of choice?

I worked as an engineer on low-voltage technology systems for hospital construction projects, and after volunteering in a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, realized that I wanted to pursue a health profession that directly provides care for patients.

What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?

In my pursuit of education, I have had to work on my fear of failure. I used to be so scared of failure that I wouldn’t try new challenges or work on projects that I wasn’t 100% certain I could succeed in. During my undergraduate education and my job as an engineer, I have worked hard to address this fear and acknowledge that mistakes are a part of the learning process and challenges are important because they allow us to grow and improve ourselves.

How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?

I knew that KGI was the right school for me because of the goals and curriculum for the Master of Science in Community Medicine (MSCM) program. The program’s mission statement and capstone thesis project directly align with my dream of working in healthcare for underserved communities.

Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?

I want to be an Admissions Ambassador because I am so grateful to be a part of the KGI community and want to give back. I hope to share my experiences at KGI, help prospective students understand the amazing opportunities that KGI has to offer, and help prospective students envision what their education at KGI could be like.

What is one fun and interesting fact about you?

I enjoy spending my free time outside and in nature. I love hiking, bike riding, surfing, and snowboarding.