FullSizeRender“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


In between my junior and senior years of college I decided to study abroad in Paphos, Cyprus. I was sitting in my apartment with my sister, looking at different catalogs and debating if I should even go. As a pre-professional science major and simultaneously taking on responsibilities such as research, volunteering, shadowing, and the DAT (Dental … Continue reading Cyprus


Before my study abroad trip in Cyprus, a friend of mine and I decided to spend a few days in Athens, Greece. It is one of the most unique cities that I have ever been to. Many say that Athens is beautiful in a really “dirty” way, and I absolutely agree. Its filled with ancient charm, narrow european-esque cobblestone … Continue reading Greece

Nicaragua: Mission Trip

Disclaimer: all names have been changed, and all stories have been modified to be able to provide accounts of our mission, in order to protect the identities of our patients in Nicaragua. ALL images were captured with verbal consent. During my senior year of college, I went on a dental service mission trip to provide dental, … Continue reading Nicaragua: Mission Trip

Grenada, West Indies

Grenada is one of the southernmost islands in the Caribbean, and I am extremely lucky to have had the chance to visit twice, within a span of seven months! Grenada has a piece of my heart, and it’s not only because my S.O is there for medical school; I have really gotten to know the … Continue reading Grenada, West Indies