Hometown: Brea, CA
What made you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I have wanted to be a dentist for as long as I can remember (seriously, I have kindergarten art to prove it). The older I got and the more I learned, the more passionate about dentistry I became! The blend between artistry, science, and serving others suits my interests well.
Hobbies: Does Quizlet count?
Favorite place to eat in SLC: Home? #poorcollegestudent
What is your favorite ASDA event? Food & Care Coalition outreach events!
Where can you find me outside of school? In this weather? Home. Probably reading or getting too competitive over games with my roommate.
What is your favorite book? Too hard to pick just one! My favorite fiction works are My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Closeby Jonathan Safran Foer. My favorite nonfiction works right now are Being Mortal by Atul Gawande and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
What do you see yourself doing in five years? Hopefully living somewhere warm and practicing dentistry in an underserved community! I would love to end up involved in dental education as well, but that may be more than five years down the road.
Favorite dental procedure: Anything that helps bring a patient into a state of health and increased comfort is my favorite!
What music do you have on while drilling and filling in sim lab? Hamilton was my sim lab soundtrack for a big portion of last year.