Hometown: Charleston, WV
College: Princeton University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship plans: Molecular Pathology, Pathology Informatics
Career goals: Likely academic or industry with an emphasis on applying informatics to getting medical data out of archives and into translational projects
Hobbies and Interests: live music (small shows, all-ages venues), collecting music, science fiction in any medium, coding and home automation, making simple things difficult (coffee, homebrewing, aspirational beekeeping)
Why Duke: Duke Pathology offers a program grounded in the fundamentals of anatomic pathology within a strong academic medical center that offers diverse opportunities for differentiation once I've mastered those fundamentals
Why Durham: Durham, and the broader triangle area, offers a goldilocks-optimal combination of strong academic and professional networking opportunities in a vibrant cultural and arts community for a reasonable cost of living.