Where I am from: I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I attended Claremont McKenna College in Southern California for college and Northwestern University Feinberg SOM for medical school.
Where I am going: While I am continuing to explore all fields within child neurology, I am currently interested in pursuing a fellowship in either neuro-critical care or neonatal neurology. I would also like to incorporate palliative care into my future career.
Why I am here: Washington University is a phenomenal institution and has such a rich history with regard to the field of child neurology. I knew that this program had so much to offer from an academic and research perspective. I knew that I would work with and be mentored by some of the most renowned pediatric neurologists in the country. While all of those things were reinforced throughout my interview days, what stuck with me most about my interview experience was the pre-interview dinner that I attended at Dr. Gurnett’s home. The environment was so welcoming, and the camaraderie between residents and attendings was evident. My Pediatric Neurology family has made St. Louis feel like a home away from home!