From a young age I always knew I wanted to work with children. I even used to practice on my dolls at home! I grew up in New York and in high school I decided to take an anatomy class as an elective where I instantly fell in love with medicine and the human body. I was always into science so I went to Wagner College and decided to major in Biology. The more I learned, the more I knew that I without a doubt wanted to be a PA (and I had known I wanted to be in pediatrics).
I went to Physician Assistant school at Hofstra University and accepted my first job in pediatrics at Norwalk Hospital in 2014. I worked with newborns in the nursery and NICU as well as the pediatric inpatient ward and the ER. This past summer, I gave birth to my daughter and was excited about the prospect of diving into the outpatient pediatric world after all of my inpatient experience.
I am super excited to be joining the Center for Advanced Pediatric Family and cannot wait to establish long lasting relationships with all my patients. When I’m not at work, I teach classes at Pure Barre and love spending time with my husband, goldendoodle Jax, and my daughter.
From a young age, I always knew I wanted to practice medicine. I loved the idea of caring for people and building relationships with patients that can last for years. I was raised in Allentown, PA, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. I moved on to complete my Master of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I started my career in Emergency Medicine, treating patients of all ages, but knew I always had a passion to work with children. Having recently moved to Connecticut, I’ve decided to pursue a new career in pediatrics and am excited to be joining The Center for Advanced Pediatrics. In my spare time, I enjoy running, trying new foods, and traveling, and I look forward to exploring all that CT has to offer.