I graduated from University of Connecticut in 2013 with B.A. in Music. Violin is my primary instrument, although I also played viola in the UConn Symphony Orchestra. I have a passion for chamber music and violin literature from the classical and romantic periods. I am also interested in early music, particularly an early string instrument called the viola da gamba, which is the focus of my current honors thesis.
I served as a Young Adult Volunteer 2013-14 in the Philippines and I will serving for second year at San Antonio. After serving as a Young Adult Volunteer for the Presbyterian Church, I hope to attend medical school. I am concerned about the cost of medical care, and how difficult it can be for people to have access to it. My dream is to become a primary care physician so that I can serve God by making medical care available to people that may not have access to it otherwise.
I grew up in the Presbyterian Church and was baptized at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in Waterford, CT, where my family and I were members. In 2009, my family moved to Arnold, Maryland where now I am a member of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, MD. When in school I attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Storrs, CT where I sing in the choir. In my free time, I enjoy painting, drawing, reading, and spending time with friends and family. I especially love going for walks with my mother and younger sister, Bea (the beautiful young woman in the photo with me), and visiting my grandparents in Georgia.
Some of my goals for this year include gaining a better understanding of myself and relationship with others, reading the entire Bible, learning the rest of the Beethoven violin concerto in D major, being challenged by living in an unfamiliar place and culture, and learning to lead a more God-centered life.