I'm a military kid (okay, Army brat) who grew up everywhere and has no idea where I'm from--except that I ended up in this beautiful state for college, and have been studying, hiking, and basking in the sun here ever since! I've bounced around several colleges and hospitals in the Valley for the past several years, going to Grand Canyon University for my nursing degree, working as a neuro ICU nurse at Barrows Neurological Institute for a couple years (brains are cool), and then, only by the Lord's grace, finally finding a home at the U of A for med school and fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Things I love about Copa: 1) Hiking and rock climbing are 10 minutes away. 2) If you have a passion for experiencing and caring for diverse cultures and underserved populations, you'll love Copa! 3) Skiing is 3 hours away; surfing is 6 hours away. 4) If you learn by being working hard in a fun environment with friends for colleagues, this is the place to do it!