Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Chapter: Nova Southeastern University

Graduation Year: 2025

Position Held At Chapter: President


How has ASDA helped you build your leadership skills?
ASDA has helped build my leadership skills by gently pushing me into uncomfortable positions. Situations like speaking face-to-face with a Legislator about Dental policy reform or talking to a group of 130 D1 students about their ASDA membership can be intimidating at first. Despite my nervousness at the time, I always come out of these experiences with greater confidence in my abilities.

What do you think is the most vital quality in a leader?
I believe humility is the most important quality a leader can possess. The ability to recognize personal weaknesses and surround yourself with people who are stronger than you in those areas shows both self-confidence and care for the well-being of your organization.

Why should members get involved with ASDA leadership positions?
Becoming a leader at any level within ASDA allows members to form meaningful relationships with other students within their chapter and dental students across the country. Seeing what other students in a similar position are achieving within their own schools is incredibly inspiring. At the same time, these relationships offer a sense of community, allowing individuals to be a part of something larger than themselves.

What future leadership roles in organized denstiry interest you and why?
My ultimate career goal regarding leadership is to become the President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). This role represents the culmination of a lifetime of dedication and sacrifice. The men and women who hold this title volunteer their time, energy, and resources to benefit the profession. I would consider it a tremendous honor to do the same.