Where are you from?
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Where did you attend Medical School?
University of Florida
Where did you complete your residency?
Louisiana State University-New Orleans
Why did you choose Ophthalmology and your specialty?
I had a corneal ulcer as a teen and that changed my life’s trajectory! With the return of my vision, I had such joy seeing the world again and knew that I wanted to create that same impact in my career. I choose ophthalmology, specifically cornea, because I felt passionate about being able to improve my patient’s quality of life in such a meaningful way.
Why did you choose Wash U?
I chose WashU because even I could tell (even virtually) that the faculty loved teaching! I sensed that I would get strong mentorship in this program. Plus WashU offers an amazing surgical experience!
Favorite memory of your residency?
Doing a Yardi Gras Crawl with my co-residents!
What did you learn in your residency that impacted you the most?
It’s okay to not have all the answers and to ask for help or look something up.
How did you survive during quarantine?
I learned how to bake bread, thread my own eyebrows, and listened to audiobooks. I also got a Peloton!!
What excites you the most about starting your fellowship at WashU?
The opportunity to grow as a surgeon and clinician.
What do you look forward to about living in St. Louis?
Living in the same city as my best friend! Also living in a city with all four seasons!!