Year in program: PGY-5/Fellow
Hometown: Stillwater, MN
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, paddle boarding, hockey, curling, chasing around a one year old kid and two year old Shih Tzu Medical interests: Concussion, pediatric sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound
Favorite weekend destination: I’m excited for the opportunity to explore Acadia during my fellowship year.
What did you do before medical school: I worked at Epic for a year.
Why Maine Medical Center: I wanted to find a supportive environment that would offer the ability to build the skills in areas relevant to my career goals. I felt like the fellowship curriculum had the structure in place to teach what I need to learn and the breadth of opportunity to tailor to my needs. Maine also offers the opportunities to maintain work/life balance and continue with the hobbies I enjoy.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… biomedical engineer (practical) or park ranger (fun)
Year in program: PGY-4
Hometown: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: I love hiking with my husband, Stephen, and our rescue pup, Domi. Getting outside in nature is what truly grounds me and it’s a killer workout too! I also love pottery (I have way too many pottery mugs) and I’m excited to explore Portland’s art scene.
Favorite place in Maine: My husband and I are moving from Atlanta, GA to the gorgeous state of Maine, and although we are Canadian, we have never had time to visit this wonderful place. We are excited to see what Maine has to offer. (And bonus: it’s close to home, so family and friends will definitely be visiting)
Medical interests: being an incoming sports medicine fellow, I am thrilled to finally pursue my passion in this area of medicine. Being a former NCAA D1 basketball athlete, I have had my fair share of injuries and witnessing firsthand what our sports medicine physician did each day, I knew that this was the area of medicine for me. I am passionate about women’s health and mental health in regards to the student-athlete.
Favorite weekend destination: renting a remote log cabin in the North Georgia mountains.
Favorite Maine activity: I can’t wait to hike, swim, and explore all of the lighthouses that I keep seeing in beautiful pictures.
What did you do before medical school: I moved to Australia while my husband was finishing his Master’s in Education at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Personal goals: My short-term goal is to be involved in NCAA athletics and working with a collegiate team, and my long-term goal is to be a part of the Olympic Medical Team.
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Before medical school I worked at lululemon and absolutely loved it. This is where my love for yoga blossomed.
Why Maine Medical Center: After my fellowship interview with the faculty of MMC sports medicine, I knew that I could see myself at this program. From the NCAA game coverage, robust ultrasound curriculum, 2-week ski rotation, family friendly, close to home, and the overall vibe of the interview, I was ecstatic when I matched here for fellowship.
Celebrity I most resemble: I’ve been told Geena Davis on multiple occasions!
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a: Owner of an animal sanctuary (dogs, cats, goats, you name it)
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Okay I know it’s not a restaurant, but I can’t wait to try The Holy Donut
Personal quote: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot