MSBS Diversity Officer
I obtained my B.S. in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee University in 2009. After graduation, I decided to explore other interests and was accepted into graduate school at Arizona State University for a master’s degree in dance. I have been a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor since 2010 and went on to dance in professional modern dance companies. I founded my own dance company, producing various shows and performances in Chicago, Arizona, and Colorado; and taught youth modern dance for five years at Littleton Ballet Academy and sat on multiple non-profit dance organizations to help bolster the artistic community in Denver. With a continued interest in health, I became a message therapist in 2016 and founded Living Essence Massage and Bodywork, LLC. While working with people to improve their pain, I realized that medicine was still my purpose. As a non-traditional applicant to medical school, I chose to pursue a master’s degree and was accepted into the RVU MSBS program with hopes of being accepted into osteopathic medical school at RVU. When she is not studying, she enjoys the stillness of being present in nature, cuddling with her three dogs, eating delicious food with friends, and spending quality time with her wife.