I grew up in Berkeley, Calif. I attended Smith College for my undergraduate education, where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies. I worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and medical scribe for two years while studying as a pre-med student, then attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling, scuba diving and trying new foods. My favorite part about Wake Forest is the supportive and encouraging atmosphere amongst the faculty, co-residents and community.