Research/Graduate Medical Education
Where are you from originally?
Plymouth, Mich. (and still live there)
Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Why did you stay in Michigan?
I was born and raised in Michigan. I never moved elsewhere because Michigan is home for me. Plus, with its four distinct seasons, Michigan is beautiful year-round.
What do you like most about working with residents, fellows and other learners?
I like helping residents get published and feel more confident about their writing. They're eager to learn and make you feel appreciated.
My parents, younger sister, and I live in Plymouth. My older sister lives in Prague.
When you're not working, what do you do for fun?
I like to go outside, volunteer with PBJ Outreach on Saturday mornings, ride bikes in Detroit, and hang out with family and friends.
What do you love about Hurley and/or the mid-Michigan area?
- Books: The Lonely Sea and Sky by Dermot Bolger and The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
- Other reading: The Sun Magazine (it's super awesome--and free online during the pandemic--check it out: https://www.thesunmagazine.org/)
- Music: oldies and Celtic punk/folk
Top 5 Favorite things about Michigan
- Going up north
- The Flint Farmers' Market
- 4 distinct seasons
- Friendly people
- Good beer
As a former (mediocre) gymnast, I like to throw some back handsprings every spring/summer to make sure I can still do them.
How to keep work-life balance manageable
I won't put Hurley email on my phone, so I can't get email notifications when I'm not working. To relax and feel more grounded, I like getting outside and reading the Sun ("an independent, ad-free magazine that for more than forty years has used words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Each monthly issue celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in The Sun’s pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet them").