Meet some of the class of 2015!

I have been raised in multiple states and countries: Atlanta, GA; London, England; St. Pete, FL; Upstate NY; Boston, MA; BOCA!!!! I have liked science since I can remember. I play the guitar and am just about the biggest beach fanatic I know. I graduated from Colgate University in 2009 (B.A., double major in Biochemistry and French). After graduation, I worked in Boston for a year at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a clinical research assistant to an Orthopedic surgeon. I make a great tour guide in St. Pete and have a perfect get away car bound for the other coast in case Africa decides to send us a few stormy presents this hurricane season! 

Like several of my out-of-state classmates, I made my way to Boca from the west coast. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, moved to San Francisco for high school, then headed inland to UC Davis where I got my Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. I graduated a semester early, missing Sara's arrival (see below) by six months, then spent two years as a research assistant at UCSF investigating skin cancer. I'm now one of two MD/PhD students in our class, meaning I get to return to the lab this summer to get started on my research! In my spare time, you can find me at the gym, on my bike, or in front of my easel with oil paints.

I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, where I lived until I moved to Charlottesville, VA to get my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at University of Virginia (go Hoos!). I'm only serious when it REALLY matters - which is almost never - so you'll always see me smiling. Sports are my #1 life addiction. And I'm super proud to be one of the four (yes, four) gingers in our class.

I was born and raised in South Florida. I have not traveled too far to go to school either. I went to University of Miami for my bachelor’s degree in Biology and decided to make CES COM my home for medical school. My claim to fame in the class is that I am the future pediatrician who carries around stickers and smiles at all times. Some of my classmates and faculty might also call me “The Diaper Lady” because they always saw me with diapers last semester for our diaper and canned food drive that went on to benefit the Delray Department of Health and the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Diaper Bank (we have a lot of happy families 10,000 diapers later). I try to be the person who everyone can come to when they are having a bad day or just need   a hug.

I've zigzagged my way across the country to find my way to Boca Raton. I was born at the very same hospital that employed Rachel during her year off (too bad our timing was off by 22 years!), went to Wellesley College to get my B.A. in Neuroscience, then moved out to Davis, California to work as a research assistant to a neurologist for two years. I adore our class and our school, mostly because they put up with me documenting every part of it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Trailblazers, love your blog and love learning about this new medical school. Enjoy your adventure. You have chosen the best profession in the world. Pat Salber (The Doctor Weighs In, @docweighsin)