I graduated from Hiram College May of 2011 with a degree in Psychology and minor in Biology. I will be taking science classes in fall of 2011 and studying for the MCAT in order to pursue medical school sometime in the future. I am keen on learning any new skill in any field as I feel that learning will only make me a better person. I hope to go to medical school in the specialty of either Oncology or International clinics, such as Doctors Without Borders. Currently I am interning at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Cleveland, OH with the 4th Angel Mentoring Project as well as conducting an independent research project testing the learning abilities of rats concerning sequences and the effects of drugs on their capability of learning sequences.
I'm passionate about
Finding the causes of brain cancer and potentially finding treatments that do more good than ones that are available.
Talk to me about
My story. My passion for medicine. Really I'm just a good listener, so we can talk about anything.
My TED story
Both of my parents died of cancer. The battle I watched each of them personally go through and the effects it has had on me and my goals in life have been extraordinary. I watched my father beat a three month death sentence with brain cancer, only to be brought down by leukemia caused by the treatment that saved him. I found my mother after her stroke, only to have her deteriorate in the next five months from a rapidly growing brain tumor. Becoming a caregiver for one's parents really has changed my view of the child-parent dynamics and also has opened the door on patient-doctor relationship and just how much one should put into caring for their patient. My story is one of being strong and growing up in a period of my life where I needed my parents the most. My story would expand on how the when the roles changed, I learned more about myself than anything else.