I am a pre-med student at UCLA, madly in love with working on projects that tackle the gap in access to healthcare. I believe that health is a human right. Currently, I am working to spread awareness about the global pain divide, a huge inequity in access to pain management and palliative care.
My obsession with health equity has taken me to some extraordinary places. I’ve worked on projects in Haiti, Kenya, Israel, and most recently, Rwanda. I am interested in global health equity, stellar patient care, and medical education.
My biggest project to date is Higher Ed Haiti, a scholarship program for healthcare workers. I launched this initiative after a few medical volunteer trips outside of Port Au Prince where I saw the insanity of sending people like me to treat patients when there are so many young Haitians who would love to pursue a career in medicine. We started with five full ride nursing school scholarships and since then, have sponsored the educations of more students who will go on to treat patients in their communities.
In my spare time, I love a good adrenaline rush. My favorite things are: jumping out of planes, surfing, black coffee, and playing fetch with my scrappy one-eyed rescue puppy. I am married to the wonderful and talented, Tyler Spangler. In my teens, I wrote out a pretty extensive bucket list and I love crossing things off. I also have an obsession with minimalism and simplifying life to make room for the stuff that really matters.
Above all, passionately curious and striving to be useful.