I grew up in Macomb and attended Chippewa Valley High School. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wayne State University- where I volunteered as head of fundraising for overseas medical mission trips with IVHQ and Global Brigades. During my studies, I worked as a float CNA in the intensive care, cardiac, rehabilitation, and step-down units at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Eventually, I transitioned to being an Emergency Department Technician in the HFM ER for a few years before attending Western Michigan University and obtaining a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family/pup, traveling, and trying out new foods (I am a BIG foodie)!