I am currently a fourth-year MD student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. I’m about to graduate with research distinction and begin residency training in psychiatry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! I’ve had many years of experience providing mentorship and participating in admissions both during my time as an undergraduate at Duke and in medical school. My pride and joy during medical school has been in founding The Debbie Project, a volunteer organization that pairs medical student volunteers with special needs preschoolers. The Debbie Project has been my research inspiration, and my team has won many awards for our work.
I have always loved teaching and mentoring students! My passion for this started in high school, when I taught Hebrew School at my synagogue and founded a youth choir. Later, I was able to find numerous outlets to mentor and teach while at Duke. These opportunities included working for the university to tutor dozens of students needing extra help in pre-med classes, volunteering as a camp counselor for children with chronic illness, and participating in community outreach work teaching science. In Miami, I have worked with our medical school admissions, volunteered as a pre-med mentor for undergraduates, and served as a research mentor for students interested in psychiatry. I am so excited to continue providing mentoring services with InGenius Prep!
In my spare time I have many hobbies I enjoy. Fun facts about me include: I worked for Duke Basketball as an undergraduate, and remain a die-hard college basketball fan. Recently, I got to fulfill a childhood dream and backpacked through New Zealand. Currently, I am training for my next half marathon this spring. Lastly, I am about to get a puppy who I will be training as a therapy dog for my child psychiatry patients!