I just graduated from the University of Portland (Go Pilots!) with a degree in biochemistry and biology. Before applying to medical school, I decided to take a year to travel and volunteer. I am doing medical service through Child Family Health International from September to November in Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. While medicine is my career, music and art are my passions. I sing and play guitar, and I have recently developed a taste for painting and photography. My love for family and friends carries over into every portion of my life, and I always love meeting new people.