What do you do?
I provide healthcare for women of all ages, including seeing patients in the office for routine care and visits focused on medical problems, performing gynecologic surgeries (focused on the reproductive organs), and delivering babies both vaginally and via C-section. I help women through some of their best and worst experiences, and every day is exciting in its own way. Outside of the office, I continue my work by participating in legislative advocacy (writing op eds and testifying for state legislation) and writing patient education pieces for local publication.
Why did you choose this field?
Sometime in high school, I simply knew I wanted to be a physician. I was always interested in science, and I knew the field of medicine was a way to use science to help people every day. Although I originally never would have pictured myself in the specialty of OB/Gyn, I slowly realized it was perfect for me. Both of my grandmothers experienced gynecologic cancers, I have always felt strongly about ensuring safe and adequate sexual and reproductive education and healthcare, I like the ability to see patients long-term, and I wanted a field that had a surgical component.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
As a new physician recently out of training, I was named a Top Doctor Rising Star by a local publication based on peer voting.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I love knowing that I am making an impact on individual lives and society as a whole every single day.
Best advice for next generation?
Embrace your interests, and challenge yourself within them! Working in an area where you have passion is extremely rewarding and enriching.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
"Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg