I grew up in small Texas town called Celina. The community was known for high school football and Future Farmers of America, but I was always more interested in science and music. I was involved in band, choir and played the piano. After high school, I moved to Lubbock, TX to attend Texas Tech University. During college I was an avid sports fan and rarely missed an opportunity to attend a game. I also enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and board game nights with friends. I stayed at Texas Tech for medical school as well and began to develop an interest in travel and International medicine. I have since traveled to several countries and am thrilled to have the opportunity to foster my global medicine skills through our international surgical experience in Honduras. After medical school I completed a transitional internship in Fort Worth, TX. I then moved to Winston-Salem to begin my training as an ophthalmology resident.