Some words that friends have used to describe me: genuine, passionate, intellectual, silly, extroverted, compassionate.
Some things I really love: music, laughing, dancing, art, adventures, people, good conversations, and coffee (obviously).
Music is particularly important to me. I listen to a very broad range of music and find it impossible to answer the question "who is your favorite band?" I really enjoy live music (concerts, live jazz, DJs, etc). I especially love dancing.
I like being outside. I grew up in Colorado where I went camping every year since birth. I also lived in Southern California for several years where I spent a lot of time sailing, ocean kayaking, hiking, and taking short trips to the Channel Islands.
Most of all, I love people: spending time with friends/family, meeting new people, having good conversations, exchanging stories, finding connections, being challenged. I'm also passionate about helping people. I'm really excited to one day make a career of taking care of people as a physician.
Work-life balance is very important to me. I believe in working hard at something you believe in while making time to really live life. For me, that means I work very hard as a medical student so that I can become a great physician while striving to maintain a life outside the hospital.