MSN ’17 | Nursing
A true Nashville native, I was born and raised in the Music City. I graduated from New York University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Following graduation, I joined the New York City Civic Corps as an AmeriCorps volunteer to start a non-profit program that recruited and trained older adults to serve as college mentors in under-resourced high schools. After expanding the program to reach over 1600 students, I moved to Austin, Texas to teach fifth grade for two years. Now, I have returned to graduate school to pursue my interest in healthcare with the ultimate goal of providing preventative health education and care to high-need families.
A common thread throughout my professional and educational career has been my desire to impact the lives of others by providing the resources, education, and care needed for them to achieve the life they want. While the nursing program has provided many of the clinical skills I will need to work effectively in that space, the TFC has offered the interdisciplinary, social enterprise-based opportunities that will help me develop other skills and strengths I will need. Competing in the Hult Prize in 2016 was an invaluable experience during my first year, and as a board member, I hope to engage other students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about social enterprise and bring their unique perspective to the TFC.