I am a 26 years old soon to be medical student in August 2014! I’ve taken quite a nontraditional road to get here, but I can finally say that it is actually all happening! I graduated from grad school with a Masters in Public Health in 2013, and graduated undergrad in 2010 with a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. I passionately love public health, global health, research in health disparities and geriatrics. I hope to make this all a part of my career some day.
I’ve been away from this blog for a little bit while I did my post-bac in Buffalo, NY but hope to write here every once in a while as medical school starts and takes over my life. If anything, I’d like to be able to have some record of my life to look back on or have my children look back on.
I recently moved in with my boyfriend, a full time nursing student who truly understands what I have gone through and the sacrifices I will need to make to keep going. We enjoy cooking, eating nomnomnom, attempting to make Peruvian cuisine (since I am Peruvian-American after all), running, swimming, and cycling.
Bikes have become a large part of my life recently, and no doubt will be the focus of future posts. I love active transportation, aka commuting by bicycle to work/school, and I love road cycling. There is no greater thrill for me than bombing down a steep hill and seeing my bike odometer start creeping up….20….25….30….35 mph. Its exhilarating 🙂 Pretending I’m Marianne Vos or Fabian Cancellara during a Strava segment is pretty fun too 😛
I’ve also started dabbling in yoga, which has shown me how much flexibility I have lost since I stopped dancing ballet semi-professionally. I’ll try to keep up with that as medical school starts, as it is a fantastic stress reliever.
Well, thats a little about myself. Thanks for reading, and let me know a bit about you below!