Life before residency:
I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up with two
older brothers and two yellow labs. I attended the
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where I earned my
degree in Biology and competitively figure skated in my
free time. I relocated to Kansas City for medical school
at Kansas City University. After graduating with my D.O./M.B.A.
dual degree, I’ve enjoyed traveling the United States
ahead of the start of residency!
Seeing my first patient on my own
Living in Denmark and seeing my family members
Getting married to my wonderful husband, Artem, in 2017
Celebrating Match Day after matching into this residency
program (my first choice!)
Jumping in a waterfall in Hawaii this summer
Why I chose RMC:
After rotating at this residency program as a medical
student, returning to the program for an interview felt
like “coming home.” Everyone is so friendly, supportive,
and intelligent – so, it was easy to imagine myself
being successful as a resident, too!
Hobbies & Interests:
I’ve figure skated since I was 3 years old, and it’s
still my preferred stress reliever. I also enjoy
visiting breweries, reading, traveling internationally,
and petting lots of dogs at the park!
Other interesting things about me:
I come from a family of teachers. Originally, as a
child, I planned to become a high school science
teacher. These days, I look forward to educating my
patients and coaching them towards wellness and a better