I was born and raised in Virginia with competing aspirations of being an inventor and of being a doctor. So I ultimately decided to do both! I completed an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia, and then pursued medical training at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After graduation from medical school I started residency in pediatrics at Riley Hospital for Children. As a resident, I took time to enroll in additional courses in biomedical engineering and work in a research laboratory at Purdue University. During my months at Purdue, I launched a startup company, called Compact Medical Solutions LLC that is developing a lifesaving technology that I invented one night while working in the NICU at Methodist hospital. After returning to residency, I chose to orient my career on hospital-based pediatric medicine, innovation, and medical device development. I am thrilled to work as a pediatric hospitalist at IU West hospital and to serve as a liaison to connect IU clinicians with engineers to refine and prototype their inventions and increase IU’s impact in the world.