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Education2nd year medical student at the University of Utah School of Medicine, MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, 2014
BS in Exercise Physiology from UC Davis, 2012
BA in French Language and Literature from UC Davis, 2012 (Summa cum laude)
Studied at the University of Bordeaux, France, 2011
ExperienceI tutored in Exercise Physiology, French, Literature, Biochemistry, General Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology at UC Davis and Columbia University.
I tutored Greek language and writing at Hellenic Institute in Northridge, CA for 12 years.
I was an instructor and tutor for the DAT, OAT, and MCAT for Kaplan Test Prep for 4 years.
During my masters studies, I was a General Physiology head teaching assistant at Columbia University.
From June 2009 to September 2012, I interned at Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company in Calabasas, CA, where I primarily worked on ATX-101, a study that focused on enhancing Facial Aesthetics through submental fat reduction. My work on this project entailed research on chin and malar implants, fine line dermal fillers, liposuction machines, lidocaine use in European Dermal Fillers, and physiological responses to various pharmaceuticals. In addition, I compiled and presented a competitive analysis of my research, I presented monthly to a panel of researchers—Kythera’s VP, renowned plastic surgeons and dermatologists.
At UC Davis, I conducted oncological research with chairman and professor of Microbiology, Dr. Wolf Dietrich Heyer, for three years, where I employed genetic, molecular, and biochemical methods to explore the molecular mechanism of homologous recombination and recombinational DNA repair and its regulation by DNA damage checkpoints. This knowledge I acquired was enhanced by my clinical experiences with diverse populations, where humanistic education and a strong physician-patient dynamic became areas I wanted to explore.
During my final quarter at UC Davis, I was selected to participate in a pre-medical surgical internship, mentorship, and research program, where I interacted with and shadowed physicians in the UC Davis Department of Surgery through every step of patient care.
During the summer of 2011, I worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where I assisted in a study using exercise stress tests to observe pulmonary function in children who received lung irradiation. There, I worked directly with patients in collecting data: conducted tests measuring resting and maximal oxygen consumption levels to assess effect of radiation therapy on lungs. These experiences, combined with my desire to work in medicine, led to an advanced passion for the role of research in the narrative of clinical practice.
Therefore, in January of 2013, I began my master’s degree in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University, a program that aims to form medical care based on patient advocacy marked by compassion. Medical professionals learn to develop the appropriate mechanisms to create an environment in which both the family and the patient feel comfortable, allowing a more fluid healing process. In this graduate program, I have had the opportunity to extend my own connection of literary thought and medicine, using the power of narrative to create personal relationships with patients and families during clinical shadowing. I am currently part of a Narrative Medicine anthology, which is in the process of being published. This anthology aims to create a general knowledge base of Narrative Medicine for clinicians throughout the world, based on personal experiences of those who have gone through and completed the Masters program at Columbia University.
HobbiesI am originally from Los Angeles, so I love the outdoors. I spend whatever second I can walking, hiking, running, and playing soccer. I love to travel, cook, bake. I love teaching and working with others to help them increase their knowledge of a subject.
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