HEALTH & WELLNESS
Work: Physician, Kaiser Permanente
Education: BA, Northwestern University; MD, University of Iowa; PhD, University of Oxford; Medical Residency; University of California, San Francisco
Hometown: Monticello, IA
Current Hinge City: San Francisco
Influence: 38 friends on Hinge
Your most embarrassing date moment?
Between first and second dates with a man who later became a boyfriend, I was at my gym working out (quite hard). I looked up from the elliptical, horrified to see said date walking by! He recognized me and came right over. I realized the eyeliner I'd worn for a friend's birthday dinner that evening must now be streaming down my sweaty face. As I tried to nonchalantly dab away any black streaks, he said, "Your make-up? Yeah, it's everywhere." I felt ok by the time he left, because before leaving, he kissed me on the cheek, twice. And had to wipe my sweat off his face. Twice.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I'm lucky that on a daily basis my work in medicine is stimulating, meaningful, and a source of both pride and humility. I feel particularly honored to have done HIV work in Africa, seeing patients and doing research in several settings, alongside many inspiring people.
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