I grew up in Great Falls, Virginia and have spent the last twelve years in Richmond pursuing my education. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated from the Honors College magna cum laude with a BS in Biology. While at VCU, I was the president of the VCU Dental Club and coordinated dental outreach events around the greater Richmond area. It was during this time that I first started volunteering with Mission of Mercy Projects, providing free dental care to underserved communities across the state of Virginia. I attended the VCU School of Dentistry where I received my DDS degree. While in dental school, I continued to participate in MoM Projects and spent one week in Jamaica providing dental care to a community in the rural area of Trelawny.

After graduating dental school, I attended a two year General Practice Residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veteran’s Hospital here in Richmond. During these two years, I received extensive training with regards to crown and bridge, dentures, root canals, extractions, bone grafts, implant placement and restoration, and IV sedation. After residency, I spent a year working full time at a pediatric dental office. I currently spend one day a week in the operating room at St. Mary’s, addressing decay in young children and patients with special needs.

When I am not practicing dentistry, I enjoy running, biking, kayaking and tubing the James River, reading, and spending time with my husband and sweet pup Peanut.