I am currently pursuing an MD at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a PhD in International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since developing an interest in International Health, I have lived on five continents where I have had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from health systems strengthening to health technology implementation to disaster preparedness. I have held leadership position in public, private, and non-profit organizations including co-founding the non-profit Empowerment Health and working as a Barbara Jordan Health Policy Fellow (Office of Senator Barack Obama). I am a graduate of Brown University.
Over the past decade, I’ve had the opportunity to work with prospective MD and MD/PhD applicants at Brown and Johns Hopkins as an admissions advisor, letter writer, essay editor, and nearly everything else in between. Having received guidance from a team of advisors as an applicant and subsequently participated as an advisor in this process for many applicants since, I understand the process of consolidating a complex group of experiences, scores, accomplishments, and interests into a coherent, attractive application. Just as my advisors did for me, my objective is to craft a productive yet low stress application environment that puts outstanding applicants in outstanding health professions programs.
In my free time I’m usually playing or watching soccer, learning Chilean slang (one of the untold requirements for doing research in Chile), or planning my next adventure. I recently started my third (and hopefully final) run through of the West Wing and reading two books on politics in Afghanistan and Pakistan.