What inspired you to become a dentist?
I had an experience serving at a nursing home during the summer before undergrad at Clemson University that proved patient care was the way to go for me. After shadowing several medical and dental professionals, I knew that dentistry would be a great fit.
Before starting dental school, I wish I had known…
The caliber of friends I would make. I have laughed more, cried more and had more fun with the people I surround myself with daily than I could have ever imagined!
What is your favorite thing about your current year in dental school?
I love regularly seeing my patients. Providing comprehensive care is challenging and constantly teaching me new things.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in dental school so far?
It’s all going to be OK. Dental school can be rough, but looking back, I could have stressed a little less. In the words of Michael Scott, “Should’ve had hindsight.”
What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
I recently returned from my second weeklong mission trip to Quito, Ecuador. It doesn’t get any better than being able to serve the people there with my best friends.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
I watched the first season of “Stranger Things” alone. That was pretty brave.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My dad talks to me all the time about choosing my attitude. No matter the circumstances, the one thing I can always control is my attitude and how I react. I have always been thankful for his advice.
What are you looking forward to most after graduation?
I am looking forward to settling down in a community in South Carolina where my husband and I can grow and lead together.