Quintana Roo, October 2018

Quintana Roo, October 2018


About me

I vacillate between thinking that words can be poison lips and knives, or that they are futile devices. In the case of the former, read away.

Who am I? The bulleted version:

  • Audubon High School 2004 valedictorian and prom king

  • Princeton University Class of 2008. Psychology major, Neuroscience concentration. I did much of my work under the tutelage of Elizabeth Gould, who is a pioneer in the field of adult neuroplasticity, specifically in the hippocampus.

  • Princeton Project 55 (now known as Princeton AlumniCorps) 2008-9 Fellow at Trinitas Regional Medical Center. I worked to reduce 30-day readmissions for heart failure and developed a hospital report discussed at quarterly board meetings, in addition to other projects.

  • Former teacher and premiere level tutor in Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Physics for The Princeton Review

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now disbanded) / Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Class of 2013 President

  • Family Medicine residency at Fairview Hospital / Cleveland Clinic

  • Currently a San Diegan. Worked in primary care on the border speaking Spanish all day at my last job. Now I just walk around the beach preaching my Gospel of Wellness while listening to music and podcasts and searching for inspiration

  • Training for the 2019 Malibu Triathlon

  • I’ve run 7 half marathons, all in less than 2 hours, not knowing at the time that I had a rare undiagnosed breathing/voice disorder

  • I meditate 20 minutes a day, thank you Headspace

  • Skier

  • Pop culture enthusiast and lover of the arts

  • Singer with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

  • Apparently a writer and blogger now?