Could you tell us a little bit about your educational background?

I graduated from Pace University in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. After graduating, I began my time as a medical intern with Palomar Health Hospital and had the opportunity to rotate through a large range of departments. I found a passion for Women’s and Reproductive health and began working at a Reproductive and Fertility clinic prior to KGI.

What first got you interested in the healthcare field as a career choice? There are a lot of career options in the field -nursing, physician assistant, etc., what made you decide that genetic counseling was the right practice area/career choice for you?

Since I was twelve years old, I have been passionate about pursuing a career in health care after a loved one was in a tragic accident and spent months in intensive care. I was a medical intern for two years in preparation for PA school; however, I found that I was seeking a more personable connection with patients. Once I was exposed to the genetic counseling profession, I knew it was a perfect fit.

What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education and in particular in pursuing your Genetic Counseling degree?

While I was earning my Biology degree, I was also an NCAA athlete. My softball career was a major commitment and led to time constraints, more priorities, and a different school/ life balance.

What are you most looking forward to about beginning your Genetic Counseling studies?

I am very eager to have the opportunity to explore many different specialties and help others along the way!

What is one fun and interesting fact about you?

During my time as a medical intern in the labor and delivery unit, I delivered two babies!