What is your educational and work background?
I received my Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois at
Urbana‑Champaign, followed by a Masters Degree in Physiology and Neurobiology at Northwestern University, and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

What made you decide to become a vet?
My love and need to care for animals growing up as well as my passion for the field of
veterinary medicine is what has drawn me in deciding this career path.

What is the best thing about being a vet?
Getting to know the pets and their human counterparts so that I can help ensure a strong
healthy long lasting bond between the two.

Do you have any special interests in vet medicine?
I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine. It’s the best part about the field in which I get to do a little of everything from first puppy/kitten visits to senior citizen care.

What is the most unusual pet you have helped treat?
When I did an externship at Brookfield Zoo during my clinical rotations prior to graduating, I got to help treat a variety of the animals living at the zoo.

What are some of your favorite activities outside of work?
I love spending time with my family and friends.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Those that lack understanding and self awareness. I try to put myself in other people's shoes, it’s frustrating when others do not reciprocate that same approach.

Favorite place to eat?
I actually don’t have one since I like trying new places to eat.

Favorite place to visit?
Any place that’s warm 🙂

Favorite food?
No particular favorite food more like a favorite drink, ask anyone that knows me well because they will tell you that I always have a can or bottle of Coke with me!

Favorite movie?
Too many to name but essentially has to be an action movie.

What are your favorite sports teams?
All the Chicago teams.

Name 3 things people might be surprised to learn about you:
1. My age as I’m a lot older than people might think.
2. I ran a marathon.
3. That my dogs have people names, I have a pitbull that goes by the name Dylan and an
affenpinscher that goes by the name Carl.