Greetings, world! I’m a native of New Jersey, who landed at CHA by way of Ann Arbor (Go Blue!), Ukraine, and Rhode Island. After graduating from medical school at Brown, I came to CHA for adult psychiatry residency. I can say without hesitation that I love CHA. What sets it apart is the strong and deep sense of community that infuses the institution; I’m on a first-name basis not just with faculty and supervisors, but with public safety officers, parking attendants, and housekeeping staff. Having been here for a few years, I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and work with many of the child fellows, and have found them to be a consistently warm, thoughtful, and invested group. My clinical interests are broad and constantly evolving, but include parenting, social media, college mental health, and global health. When not at work, I love spending time with my family, as well as indulging my much-neglected hobbies, which include mountain biking, running, and traveling. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about CHA!
I completed my undergraduate training at Yale, where I studied economics and developed my interest in systems thinking and the social determinants of health. I learned more about these areas during the following year as a Congressional Hunger Fellow. I then came to Harvard for medical school, where I embraced opportunities for health promotion and advocacy both locally and abroad. My interest in preventative health and love for working with children led me to complete a pediatrics residency at UCSF. However, I soon realized that directly addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of my patients was my true passion. I was so happy to come to CHA for my adult psychiatry training and am thrilled to be able to continue here as a Child & Adolescent Fellow. My current interests include infant mental health, integrated care, cultural psychiatry and fostering resilience in individuals and communities. I am inspired daily by the commitment and dedication of the community of trainees, faculty and patients I am privileged to work with here at CHA.
Born and raised in rural Western Massachusetts, my training journey thus far has taken me to Rhode Island for my undergraduate and medical degrees, and then to Maine for completion of my adult psychiatry residency training. I am so thrilled to be returning home to the Bay State for my fellowship years! I studied public health as a Brown University undergraduate before moving on to medical studies at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School. While a medical student, I did part-time work as a child/adolescent home-based therapeutic services worker through a local mental health agency and ran a small research study on video game use amongst adolescents admitted to a local psychiatric hospital. During residency training at Maine Medical Center in Portland, I developed specific interests in early onset psychosis, family therapy, and autism spectrum disorders. The community-psychiatry oriented ethos of CHA, along with the warm and caring presence of its faculty and fellows, were factors that helped me know I had found the right environment to call home during these final years of training. During my fellowship ahead I am interested in understanding how we deliver psychiatric care to children and families in underserved areas, and I hope to someday practice in a professional shortage area myself. Outside of work I enjoy listening to and discovering new music, and in my free time I play guitar and a little mandolin. I’m very quickly educating myself on the vibrant food and drink scene in the greater Boston area, and am always up for a gastronomical adventure!
I am originally from Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from The University of Michigan College of Engineering, I joined Teach for America and taught high school mathematics in Washington, DC for three years prior to attending medical school. My teaching experience has fueled a passion to work in the intersection of mental health, school systems, poverty and race. I completed my adult psychiatry residency here at The Cambridge Health Alliance, where I served as the Chief Resident of the Asian Mental Health Team. I feel incredibly fortunate to continue training at CHA because it is an institution committed to improving the lives of children and families from both an individual and systems-oriented approach, while creating a family atmosphere for trainees. I am also inspired by the faculty’s commitment to teaching, intentional curriculum design and genuine sense of warmth and passion for this work. My clinical interests are psychotherapy, trauma, identity formation, immigrant and minority mental health, school psychiatry, and systems of care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family, playing sports, karaoke, cooking, and current events.
I’m originally from the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio, but I left the Buckeye State to attend the University of Michigan for undergrad. During that time I developed an interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders. After graduation, I moved to Framingham, Massachusetts where I worked as an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapist. Wanting something broader than strict behavioral therapy, I moved back to Ohio to attend medical school with the plan to become a child psychiatrist. I completed my adult residency at Cambridge Health Alliance and I am excited to continue my training here as a child fellow. I was drawn to CHA by its collegial environment, emphasis on psychodynamic treatments, its experienced and knowledgeable faculty, and its commitment to the underserved. My interests in psychiatry include neurodevelopmental disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and sub-acute levels of care.