About Me

I was born in Columbus, Ga., and attended secondary school there but spent nearly a decade of my childhood in Tianjin, China. I attended the University of Alabama for an undergraduate degree in comparative literature. I rowed for the varsity crew team and played club soccer and ultimate frisbee. Teach for America selected me as part of the initial cohort in Birmingham, Ala., where I taught secondary science and English while also earning my master’s degree in education. I then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I taught English as a Second Language and played professional soccer. I completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Virginia before attending medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Sam – a public health researcher and who also serves in the military – and with our two cats, Hibs and Ortho. I enjoy outdoor activities like bouldering, home renovation, making and eating good food and playing a variety of sports. It exciting to explore the area around Winston-Salem and I always welcome recommendations for activities or dining spots.