Both of my parents are in the dental profession, so I knew from a young age that I wanted to do something in the medical field. I decided I wanted to become a veterinarian when I was 9, fueled by my ever-growing love for animals. I started working as a kennel assistant when I was 15, and through the years held several different jobs involving animals; one summer I even worked as a zookeeper because I thought I might want to go into zoo medicine.I graduated from Wheaton College, near Chicago, where I was on the varsity swim team, and moved to Ohio for the first time to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. My special interests include emergency medicine, surgery, dentistry, and behavior.Some of my hobbies include swimming, running, rock climbing, hiking, reading, and going to concerts. I also love trying out new restaurants and occasionally try my hand at baking. I have a black lab mix named Jasmine, who I adopted after fostering her through a shelter program, and a cat, Khali, also a rescue. Im new to the area and am excited to explore Cincinnati and find out all the great things it has to offer.