One of my favorite memories at the clinic was the day I was introduced to the Patient Assistance Program. I met with one of our previous directors, Natasha Sompalli, and she explained to me what was accomplished in the department. I immediately fell in love with the work and had the urge to learn anything and everything I could about the work in PAP.
I enjoy seeing every person on the team bring their continuing passion to the clinic each day. I have met so many volunteers from different backgrounds who share their talents with the team freely to accomplish what we all are there for: to provide health and hope to the hurting. It is truly inspiring to see it all come together.
When I am not at the clinic or in school, I love to read and do practically anything outside– walking, hiking, running, rollerblading, or biking. I also love taking photos of my friends and family on my film camera. I am currently setting up my own space so that I can develop my own photos at home!
My goal is to have an impact on healthcare and policy change and to work for an organization like the WHO or UN to improve access to public health care and to implement more effective policies. One of my heroes that I greatly admire is the late Dr. Paul Farmer, an American anthropologist and physician,"