I am a best friend. I've known my best friend Alyson since first grade and she is a wonderful person. Although I believe she'd be successful as a comedian, she wants to be a psychologist.
I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 2 years. He has motivated and inspired me to pursue my dream career of being a Pediatric Oncologist. Being a student at the College of Charleston is only the beginning for me. I am a biology major and I hope to use this knowledge at MUSC after graduation.
In my spare time, I am an avid reader, blogger, and video gamer. I enjoy various genres of books, but my favorite would have to be romantic fiction. My blog consists of motivational posts, fashion, and photographs that I believe describe me. My gaming began at a very young age. My sister had a Nintendo NES that I would play "Mario" on when she babysat. Since this, I've advanced to owning more systems than I should mention and more games than I can count. My favorite games include the "Zelda" series, the classic "Mario" games, etc.
My past influences on my life
Growing up my role model was my grandmother on my father's side. Although my father and I were not in touch, my grandmother was always my best friend.
Given the chance, I would go to her house and we were never bored.
Her attitude towards life taught me how to be positive. In 2011, her breast cancer came back rapidly. By the time of her diagnosis, she was in the worst stage and it had spread.
Throughout her treatments, I stayed by her side and took care of her until the end.
She passed away in 2013, but my memory of her lives on.
She is the influence for my career choice, my drive to be better, and my positive outlook on life.
What defines me today
I am defined by my passion and dedication to learn something new.
What do I aspire to be?
Backing up a little, throughout high school I had always wanted to work with children, to help them grow and learn. I had the chance to volunteer at the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC and I saw what a wonderful atmosphere this was. Combining my love for helping children and my wish to help people diagnosed with cancer, I decided to pursue pediatric oncology.
I aspire to be a person who helps a child live their life to the full potential cancer free.
High School Graduation
Graduation 2013 with my boyfriend, Andrew.
My grandmother took me to Ripley's Believe It or Not Aquarium in 2011.
My sister Amanda and I at her first baby-shower.