Class '17 Vice-President
I am truly honored to represent the USC PA class of 2017 through the officer position of vice president. While I have always loved medicine, it wasn’t until my Senior year of college that I decided the PA path was exactly what I wanted to pursue. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009, I was incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the summer working for an orthopedic surgeon and shadowing his PA at Stanford University. Inspired to obtain even more clinical experience, I received my EMT and phlebotomy licensures with additional certifications of ACLS, PALS, EKG technician, pharmacology, surgery technician, and certified hyperbaric technician. I subsequently worked with McCormick 911 Ambulance Company in Inglewood, as an ER/trauma tech at UCLA, and at the UCLA Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Department. I also volunteered for three years as a Child Advocate and forensic medical assistant with the Child Abuse Services Team, which was one of the most rewarding positions I could possibly imagine. Interviewing at programs across the country gave me incredible perspective in terms of finding the very best match for me as a student. At USC, I knew that I was home. Everyone was so welcoming and open, I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be a “Brojan” (Bruin and Trojan!) and have the opportunity to learn and grow with my wonderful classmates. I know that as a class, we will have much to contribute to USC’s already stellar legacy of healthcare providers!