Why did you go into cancer care?
I had a strong interest in cancer care after many years participating in and actually running Relay for Life, through grade school and college. I initially got involved in honor of my great grandmother, a survivor of ovarian cancer. When I came to Tufts as a graduate student, I found myself drawn to the oncology/hematology floors during my clinical rotations- nutrition plays such a huge role through all phases of cancer care- I was motivated by the patients and the impact I knew I could have for these patients through the stages of their treatment.
What makes the Tufts MC Cancer Center special?
The team environment of the cancer center makes it very special. Every discipline is respected and utilized in order to give patients the most well rounded multidisciplinary care.
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I have a miniature dachshund named Chili that looks like a tiny chili pepper.