Describe yourself in 10 words or less.
I am open-minded, compassionate, creative, supportive, and quirky.
At what moment in your life did you decide you wanted to go into healthcare?
I've always wanted to go into healthcare ever since high school. In my junior year, I found myself on the board of directors for my community health center and continued on the path of wanting to provide care and advocating for patient rights.
Why did you choose Samuel Merritt University?
I chose SMU mainly for the supportive community that is established on campus by students and faculty. Everyone looks out for one another and truly cares about everyone's well being. I felt that out of all the schools that I could have gone to, I would thrive most at SMU.
What has been your favorite class or experience?
My favorite experience was the moment I received all my first round of midterm grades and realize "I can do this".
What's your favorite thing to do when you are not in class or studying?
When I'm not in class or studying, which is rare, I like to bake cupcakes. I especially like making the frosting.
What is one thing you'd like to tell a new student just entering your program?
I would say prepare yourself for an amazingly rewarding and chaotic roller coaster ride. You will learn a whole lot about yourself and how much you can cram into your brain.