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I am currently a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, I completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Johns Hopkins University. I attended Dartmouth College as an undergraduate, where I studied linguistics, human-centered design, anthropology, and global health. My experience spans from innovation consulting to ethnographic research to disability advocacy and activism.
At Dartmouth, I was a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, a Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholar, a Global Health Fellow with the Center for Global Health Equity, and a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. In spring 2019, I created Dartmouth’s first-ever student-run organization dedicated to disability advocacy and accessibility activism: Access Dartmouth. On campus, I also sang with The Dartmouth Sings (you can find our most recent album here), acted with the Department of Theater, and wrote senior honors theses in linguistics and anthropology. I am a two-time Dartmouth Centers Forum grantee, creating advocacy and educational events benefiting the disability community at our college, and recently led Access Dartmouth in consulting on the accessibility of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Town Hall in Hanover, NH, as well as various Dartmouth organizations and events serving thousands of students.
My honors thesis research focused on the way that patients talk about pain based upon health and non-health characteristics (age, gender, type of disease, etc.), as well as doctors with disabilities and the accessibility of the American medical education system.
At Johns Hopkins, I worked as a study coordinator at the School of Medicine, assisting with a pediatric cardiology study piloting in-home remote auscultation for heart murmur detection and monitoring.
I continue to work as a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, contributing qualitative research expertise, creating novel accessible research instruments, and using data to advocate for the disability community on topics ranging from COVID-19 vaccine distribution to food security to healthcare access. At the Center, I was featured “Disability Health Trainees” episode on the Included podcast, the transcript for which can be found here. Our most recently published paper, featured in the Disability and Health Journal, was titled: “New obstacles and widening gaps: A qualitative study of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. adults with disabilities.”
On this site you’ll find various projects, performances, and other life updates.
Please note that I will be updating my website in fall 2021 with new content and updates on my advocacy, artistic, and academic endeavors. Please stay tuned, and if you’d like to learn more, please reach out via my contact page.
In my time at Dartmouth, I have had the chance to participate in theatrical productions ranging from mainstage musicals to senior honors theses. My experiences have included: – Urinetown (Featured Ensemble) – Away this Night (Portia), senior honors thesis by Julie Solomon, Dartmouth Class of 2017 – Medea (Chorus) – The Glass Menagerie (Laura), senior … Continue reading Acting with the Dartmouth College Department of Theater
In September 2016, I was selected for The Dartmouth Sings, Dartmouth College’s signature gender-inclusive a cappella group. Each winter, we tour to locations around the nation and the world to perform. Our gigs have given us the opportunity to share our music with United States Armed Forces veterans, patients and visitors at hospitals in the … Continue reading Singing with The Dartmouth Sings