I am a 5th year general surgery resident at the University of Miami(UM)/Jackson Memorial Hospital where I have sat on the admissions committee for incoming surgical residents for the last 4 years. Additionally, I was heavily involved with my medical school admissions office as well as various student government and volunteer organizations. I grew up in South Florida and attended UM for my Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry as well as my Doctorate of Medicine. I took the last two years off to pursue a research fellowship in trauma, critical care and burns, as well as a Master of Public Health. Additionally, I have always been heavily involved in teaching. During undergrad I was an organic chemistry tutor and in medical school I helped oversee the doctoring clerkships that taught students the various levels of the physical exam. Currently, I oversee the 3rd year medical student surgical clerkship which has fueled my passion for both medical education and mentorship. I have mentored 12 medical students going into surgery who have all successfully matched to their top choices! As part my trauma and critical care pursuits, I run the monthly Mass Casualty Training for the US Army Forward Surgical Team. This past year I had the privilege of being a field-of-play medic at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Outside of work, my passions are music/playing the piano (badly), fitness, scuba diving, travel (I just recently got back from Indonesia and Peru) and my two Shiba Inu pups!