Undergraduate: Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
Medical School: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Medical Areas of Interest: All of cardiology really! But cardiac ICU is my favorite so far.
Interests & Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, traveling, exploring new restaurants and breweries
Hometown: Cloud, MN
Why Utah Pediatric cardiology? It is an excellent combination of everything I valued as I searched for a program: positive learning environment, high volume and diverse pathology, great comradery among fellows, ample research support, and a city that will allow me to enjoy life outside of work
What is your favorite part about our program? So far, I've felt so blessed to have the upper level fellows helping us adjust and get acclimated. They are so welcoming, kind, and helpful!
What is your favorite part about living in Salt Lake City? Insanely easy access to amazing outdoor activities (hiking, mountain biking, trail running, skiing)
What cool research/advocacy/education/scholarly work are you participating in? So far I'm just putting out feelers to see what types of projects different faculty are involved in. I can't wait to dive in further.
What is something you didn't know before coming to Utah that you wish you did? Everyone here (at the hospital and beyond) seems genuinely happy and super nice. We've met tons of random strangers who are excited to hear that we've moved here and are happy to share suggestions of great places to eat, fun hikes, and other activities.
What are your plans following fellowship? Still deciding! I'm considering pursuing a second fellowship in ICU but an excited to explore other areas within the field as potential career paths as well.
What made you decide to come to Utah? The program checked all the important boxes for me and the location can't be beat given my love of the outdoors!