Position: Workshop Coordinator
Major: BSA Biology
Career Goals: Orthopedic or Women’s Health Physician Assistant
Hometown: Tyler, Texas
Favorite place to eat in Austin: The first thing that came to my mind was Chuy’s because there’s nothing better than the creamy jalapeno sauce. But for someplace Austin specific, my favorite restaurant ever is Bouldin Creek Cafe!! It’s my life mission to bring new people there as much as possible. It’s one of the best reviewed restaurants in Austin but I feel like no one even knows about it.
Favorite TV Show(s): My favorite TV show is hands down The Office. I’ve never related to anything more than when Kevin said “I just want to lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.” Season 3 Ep. 22 (iykyk)
Trip(s) you went on and year: Peru Summer 2018 and Dominican Republic Summer 2019
Favorite trip memory: It’s so hard to pick just one trip memory that stands out as my favorite. I think about the trips I have been on, and the people I met every day. One experience I truly loved and will always remember happened on the last day of clinic in the Dominican Republic. We were working in a clinic less than half a mile away from the Haitian border. One of the village boys was hanging around the clinic, waiting for his family members, and while we were taking a break, he led down a narrow jungle trail. He brought us to the bottom of one of the steepest hills I’ve ever climbed and took us to the top. The view from the top was one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen; we were hours deep in a tropical jungle with no sign of nearby civilization. That was one of the purest moments of complete awe I’ve ever experienced. The patients we met that day in the clinic were so incredibly kind, happy, and welcoming, and for many of them, it was their first time receiving any type of health care treatment. We climbed back down the hill, and back at the clinic, the president of the village visited and gave us a beautiful teary-eyed speech thanking us for traveling so far to help the people in the area. We listened to him speak and cried and cried and I will always remember the words he said and the experiences I had that day in the DR. The people you meet on your trips are without a doubt some of the most memorable and impactful people you’ll meet in your entire life.
What you love about GMT: I love GMT because it brings people together in all the best ways. I have met some of my closest friends in GMT and the bonds we have made with each other and with other members in the org are so strong. Not only do we get to volunteer for and help improve the Austin community together but we also get to make a positive impact abroad together, and that is something that is so undeniably special. The memories I have made participating in GMT events have shaped my college experience without a doubt, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. This org has allowed me to grow personally and professionally by helping me form new connections to members and friends and giving me some of the most unique and cherished opportunities I could have ever asked for.