Hometown: San Diego, CA
Undergraduate: University of Arizona
Any advice for prospective students?
Don’t stress out and be persistent, if you don’t get in the first time keep trying! Enjoy the undergraduate days!
I love to exercise by running, rock climbing, and kick boxing. I also enjoy getting involved with all the volunteer opportunities through DMU. I also have a little dog that I love to spend time with.
I spent a week every summer in IA and I love the people here. There is a lot more to do in Des Moines than I had previously thought. I really enjoyed my interview here compared to the others, the students and staff were friendly and inviting. I also like the teamwork aspect they try to emphasize.
Right now I’m strongly considering emergency medicine. I’m an adrenaline junkie and I love the excitement and chaos and not knowing what will come in the door next. Along with emergency medicine, I want to incorporate medical missions into my career. Right now I have a trip planned for Ecuador this summer.
Favorite thing about Des Moines:
Climb Iowa, the bike paths, Ragbrai, and the people!