My clinical specialty is pediatric orthopaedics and sports physical therapy. I believe my passion, ethics and unique strengths align well with Cincinnati Children’s mission and values. My education and clinical experiences at Cincinnati Children’s and Nationwide Children's Hospital make me a well-founded orthopaedic physical therapy resident, training to become an orthopaedic specialist.
I was raised a Cincinnatian, so I have always been familiar with Cincinnati Children’s legacy as one of the best pediatric hospitals nationally and globally. I was lucky enough to volunteer at Cincinnati Children’s for five summers before and during high school and I completed inpatient and outpatient observation hours there during my undergraduate curriculum. Also, I was a student physical therapist for ten weeks during my graduate program.
My enthusiasm for working at Cincinnati Children’s stems from a passion for the pediatric population. I have considerable experience working with this population through volunteer and paid childcare positions as a babysitter and nanny. I’m specifically interested in the outpatient orthopaedic and sports setting due to my personal history as an athlete, my clinical experiences and my advanced coursework. I earned a pediatric specialization, gaining beyond entry-level skills and knowledge in pediatrics. Through Cincinnati Children’s residency program, I hope to pursue my life’s purpose of helping others. Together we can change outcomes for patients and families. Since I believe many young and adolescent athletes could benefit from pelvic floor rehabilitation techniques, I also want to become certified in treating pelvic floor dysfunctions.
I am honored to have received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from The Ohio State University (2022). I was also the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Class of 2022 President (2019-2022). When I’m not working, I love cheering for Ohio State football, eating Skyline Chili, working out at CrossFit, hiking and visiting national parks.