Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho
What made you decide you wanted to be a dentist? From childhood through most of college I actually wanted to be a physician. For over five years I worked as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at a behavioral/psychiatric hospital. During this time, I made connections with many physicians and spent a significant amount of time shadowing surgeries. However, gradually I realized dentistry was a better fit. It was a slow transition but I couldn’t be happier with my choice - dentistry is a blend of everything I love: art, science, problem solving, patient interaction, and hand skills.
Hobbies: Skiing, sewing, cooking, and going on roadtrips with my husband.
Favorite place to eat in SLC: My house, Red Iguana, or Chick fil-A.
Where can you find me outside of school? At home with my husband and puppy.
Interesting fact about me: I played varsity golf in high school.
What do you see yourself doing in five years? Living and working in a rural community. More than anything I want to have a family, live somewhere in the Northwest, and own a practice that helps the underserved.
Favorite dental procedure: Replacing missing teeth with a bridge - I love crown preps, so the more the better!
What Pandora station do you have on while drilling and filling in sim lab? Ray LaMontagne.
Favorite TV show? This is Us, it pairs perfectly with a glass of wine!