In 2001, I graduated from Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with honors in a Bachelor of Science. With this in hand, I pursued my dream to becoming a physician at Ross University: School of Medicine (RUSM). In 2008, I graduated from RUSM with my Medical Doctorate degree and shortly after obtained a Research Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Medical, Interventional, and Spinal Surgery. While in this research fellowship, I submitted several research projects for publication and presented posters at conferences. Currently, I am a PGY-2 resident at West Virginia University School of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Often I volunteer physician services at Milan Puskar Heath Rite, a community supported free clinic, to help promote health through direct service, education, and advocacy. While pursuing my residency, I am concurrently finishing my Masters in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University with a graduation date of June 2011.
During my time at RUSM, I have had the distinct pleasure of being involved with a variety of student organizations. I am particularly interested in serving on the Alumni Council to promote the interests of the University and the friendly interaction of its graduates. I would like to be given the opportunity to engage Ross alumni in organized alumni activity. I will strive to find examples of ways for Ross alumni to engage with Ross University and with each other. By serving this seat on the Alumni Council, collectively we will explore the many opportunities available, from inviting speakers to attending national meetings, to ways to volunteer, connect online or network collectively. Most of all, I think it is time to give back to this wonderful organization that gave us all the opportunity to accomplish that “dream,” of one day becoming respectable, effective, successful physicians!