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Here’s a little about me: I am a medical school applicant interested in keeping up to date with current health issues. My interest in health care and public health began in 2015 during my post-baccalaureate studies at UT-Dallas, and have continued to grow as I have become more involved in the health care field as a medical scribe.

This blog came into fruition after the disappointment I felt when my time writing for The Phiver, the blog hosted by UT-Dallas’s Public Health Initiative. My interest in public health and medicine is enhanced by my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UW-Madison. This program focuses on sociology and human behavior, so as I progressed through my pre-med education, I had a uniquely humanistic approach to medicine.

The growth of my extended family transformed this distant, medical outlook into a small scale lens. My focus changed from the theoretical public health initiatives and changes that affected others to wondering how I could utilize good education and access to current health issues to make informed decisions for myself and my loved ones. I firmly believe that the best choices about someone’s care can only be made if you know the facts at hand. It instantly became my goal to provide those resources for my family in hopes that they would all be able to live happily and healthily.

Welcome to the family!