I am a clinical research coordinator at the Eye Institute. My current research projects center around inheritable eye diseases and their genetic causes, as well as potential treatments and therapies for congenital ocular defects.
As a chronically ill child who spent more time in the hospital than not and parents who encouraged learning and advocating for myself, my love of medicine, research and giving back to others was born. While attending Concordia, I got my feet wet as a Clinical Research Assistant at Froedtert/MCW in the Department of Surgery-Trauma working on a mass blood transfusion/resuscitation study. I soon realized how much I enjoyed research and subsequently became a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Department of Emergency Medicine working with patients and families affected by cardiac arrest, stroke, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. I love learning and I’m excited for the opportunity and new challenges in Ophthalmology.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time with family and watching my boys play football and soccer.