My hometown when I was a student was:
I graduated from Alma in:
major in history, minor in chemistry
I currently live in:
What is your current career/professional role?
I graduated from Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University (North Haven, CT) with my MD and I am starting my medical residency at Stamford Hospital (Stamford, CT) in family medicine.
My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:
The best memories of my time at Alma College are the times I was able to go from classes that I loved to clubs that were amazing to spending time with friends. Each of these moments allowed me to build relationships that have helped to build me into the person I am today.
Statement about how Alma impacted your personal and professional life since graduating.
My experience at Alma College helped me to gain the skills I have needed to continue succeeding in medical school and getting into residency. I have especially been grateful for all of the in-person, personalized teaching I had from so many caring professors. I have truly excelled in interviews because professors and staff at Alma helped me learn how to confidently talk about my passions.
What current service and/or philanthropy activity are you involved in?
I am currently dedicating the time I have between medical school and residency to doing pandemic response in my county in Connecticut, which is part of the metropolitan NYC area, with a local family medicine practice, Murphy Medical. From collecting samples from patients at drive through testing centers, to helping get results to patients as quickly as possible, I eat/sleep/breathe all things COVID-19.
Advice I would give a new graduate:
I recommend new grads and not-so-new-grads continue to use all the resources Alma has to offer. You may need help career planning or getting a letter of recommendation for a new opportunity you have and those are things Alma will continue to support you in doing.
What would you say to a prospective student and their family who was trying to decide if Alma was right for them?
How I have given back to Alma since graduation:
Since graduation, I have mentored a current Alma student for research during her P-Global experience. She was able to work with me on my medical school research project which assessed childhood mortality rates on a remote island in Lake Malawi, Sub-Saharan Africa. My project truly would not have been possible without having her on my team and I am so glad that at the same time I could work with her to build her resume!! (SHOUT OUT TO ANNA!)