HOW DO YOU START YOUR DAY?
By whisking some hot water and ceremonial grade matcha together for my morning cup of fuel. Blasting Cardi B or 2000’s hip hop in my car to get me pumped for the day.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A PA?
I was pre-med like many students. Joining a Pre-Med Honor Society and shadowing a PA inspired me to re-route my journey. My shadowing experiences were truly eye-opening and gave me confidence in my decision.
WHY DO YOU LOVE YOUR FIELD?
The field of neurology is vast and interconnected with psychology and psychiatry. The brain and nervous system are simply super rad! As a dancer, I revel in creating movement with my body. In Aesthetic Medicine, I enjoy the artistic nature of it all and it nourishes that part of my soul.
2020 HAD A LOT OF CHALLENGES – WHAT HELPED YOU PERSONALLY GET THROUGH IT?
Seeing my therapist through telehealth and journaling. My support systems: partner, friends and family. Checking in with my mental state a lot more this year and it’s helped with my anxiety. Sharing my experience on social media about my low points has been helpful to myself and others.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO YOUR PRE-2020 SELF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
Order those fries, enjoy that Oreo milkshake, and take more pictures.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST INSPIRING PART OF THIS YEAR AND WHERE HAVE YOU FELT THE MOST POSITIVE GROWTH?
Seeing my peers, love ones and others taking a stance for the Black Lives Matter movement. Witnessing people from all walks of life coming together to protest peacefully and safely in the midst of a pandemic is remarkable.