Alma Mater: Texas Tech University
Who is your patron saint, and why?:
I've always felt a strong connection to the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. His "Spiritual Exercises," and advancement toward a more mystical understanding of God, has always resonated strongly with me. I center my own devotion around striving toward a mystical understanding of how God works in our lives, and how he calls us to live in relation to those around us.
What makes your experience as a Catholic Medical Student unique?
One thing I've noticed, even at this early stage in my medical education, is that the practice of medicine allows one the unique opportunity to explore the Church's teachings on Social Justice and outreach to those around us. It allows a special connection to the corporal works of mercy, especially when caring for the sick.
More about me:
I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and came to Lubbock for College. I've elected to stay for Graduate/Medical school. I enjoy painting, cooking, acting, and directing. I'm a huge fan of good wine and good German food.