I was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia—a great place to learn that we don’t exist just as individuals but also as members of a community. After high school, I headed north to study classics and English literature at Harvard University.
After a few years working in public health and health policy, I went on to medical school at Brown University. I chose Fuqua for my MBA because it offers me the opportunity to learn the practicalities of becoming a leader in the health care industry, but insists that this leadership be directed to matters of consequence and community importance.
At Fuqua I'm a member of the Health Sector Management (HSM) program and actively involved in social entrepreneurship through Duke’s Program for Entrepreneurs (P4E).
I have served as a cabinet member of Fuqua’s Net Impact Club, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club and the Duke Student Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship. Through Fuqua on Board, I sit on the board of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. I'm excited to act as co-president of Fuqua’s MD-MBA club and a CASE Fellow.
After Fuqua, I plan to return to medical school and go on to a career that combines clinical practice in primary care with social entrepreneurship endeavors aimed at improving structural flaws in the U.S. healthcare system.
In My Free Time in Durham
I enjoy catching live country music shows, working through the list of novels I didn’t get to read as an English major, sampling the restaurants and coffeehouses that led Southern Living magazine to name Durham the South’s “tastiest town,” and supporting Fullsteam Brewery (both for their beer and for their yoga classes!).