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When I was four years old, I had heart surgery. As a kid, I thought the experience was actually really fun! It certainly had an impact on me – because from that point on, I knew I would work in the medical field someday. Years later in college, I studied nutrition, and once I earned by my undergraduate degree, worked as a dietitian for a short period of time.

After gaining one-on-one experience with patients, I found myself wanting to explore other areas in medicine and pursued my Physician Assistant degree.

Now, when I’m able to help someone understand their disease or diagnosis, or when I can help them feel better, whether through medical therapy or other treatment options, I find that extremely rewarding.

One thing I try to keep in mind in both my professional and personal life is to be kinder than necessary, because everyone is fighting a hard battle.

When I have a day off, I love spending time with family. And if it’s up to me, we’re outside!


EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate Degree
    University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Master’s Degree
    Augsburg College, MS in Physician Assistant Studies
    Minneapolis, MN

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certifications
    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant License
    Minnesota

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Allergies
  • Working with kids
 
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