Throughout my time at the University of Pittsburgh, I have pursued a variety of research and volunteering experiences that have broadened my perspective about the world. When I first started at Pitt, I began my education with the intention of being a biology major and being extremely fascinated specifically with cellular biology. Hence, I pursued research opportunities with Dr. Kashlan’s lab my freshman and sophomore years.
However, as the years have gone by, I gradually became more interested in public and global health, and I became very involved with Global Brigades, an on-campus organization at Pitt. I have also volunteered for UPMC in several different capacities, as well as with the Hospice volunteering program to expand my understanding of medicine and demonstrate my commitment to becoming a a physician.