I was born and raised in St Augustine, FL, the oldest city in the nation, and grew up with parents who both worked at the local hospital. My mother was the Director of Physical Therapy and my stepfather was an inpatient Pharmacist. I knew I wanted to do something health science-related so with my parents affiliations I had the opportunity to shadow a number of healthcare related fields. With my penchant for chemistry and the wonderful pharmacists I met and got to know, I narrowed my career choice to Pharmacy and enrolled at The University of Florida. I received a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and was accepted at the LECOM School of Pharmacy in Bradenton, FL. I completed pharmacy school in 2014 and became licensed in September of the same year.
I had forgone a year of residency in search of a staff pharmacy job in a hospital setting. I began my career at Putnam Community Medical Center as a PRN staff pharmacist in November 2014 and after I finished my official training a staff position happened to be available at the same time. I was lucky enough to find a staff/clinical position with now post-grad experience so I quickly accepted and have been working at Putnam ever since. I am now a preceptor for students and current residents mainly working with them in Internal Medicine and ICU rotations. When fully staffed I mostly work in the ICU and I am studying/working toward receiving my BCPS which I hope to achieve sometime next year in 2020. Depending on the time I have I would like to further specialize in Critical Care or Ambulatory Care. I like to maintain flexibility in the field of Pharmacy so I’m always open to new experiences and certifications. In my free time I love to travel, play/watch soccer, and participate in various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking.