I was born in New York City and lived in Washington Heights until the ripe age of 2 years old before moving to the suburbs in Westchester. I grew up in a town called Hastings-on-Hudson where I went to elementary, middle, and high school. I then moved to Philadelphia where I attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad, majoring in both Political Science and the Biological Basis of Behavior. After a few too many cheesesteaks, I then traveled back home to my favorite city in the world, New York, where I attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. I loved my time in medical school at Columbia and when it came to looking for a residency program, I had a feeling I wouldn’t have to look far. I knew I was looking for a program with a diverse and underserved patient population, a pervasive culture prioritizing resident education, and a culture of graded autonomy. I could not be happier that I decided to stay at Columbia. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life here and am constantly impressed by the compassion, dedication, enthusiasm, energy, and hilarity of our co-residents. I plan to apply to fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with an intended career as a Clinician Educator. In my free time, I love to read, explore new restaurants, order takeout from new restaurants, and wander around Central Park.