Current title & company: Associate Attorney, Foley & Lardner LLP
Brief description: I am an attorney who counsels clients in the health care industry, including academic medical centers, hospitals, physician organizations, digital health and telemedicine companies, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies, on a variety of regulatory, compliance, transactional and government investigation and enforcement matters. I received my Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees from Boston University in 2019, and received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. During law school I served as a legal intern at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and prior to law school I worked as a research assistant in the payer policy and legislative relations department of the National Marrow Donor Program – Be the Match, the non-profit organization that operates the federal volunteer bone marrow donation registry.
Why did you join TWT and what are you hoping to achieve as a member of the organization? I joined TWT after being invited to attend several events by a current member. I greatly enjoyed networking with impressive and friendly professional women. I am hoping to develop a network of professional women in Boston who bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the table. I look forward to returning to in-person gatherings in the future.
What is one of your most proud professional moments and what are you most looking forward to professionally in the next five years? To date, my most proud professional moment was being selected as the inaugural Mayo Foley Health Law Fellow. This fellowship allowed me to work as a legal intern at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, before joining Foley & Lardner as a health care attorney. Foley serves as outside counsel to the Mayo Clinic and this experience allowed me to gain an intimate understanding of the operations of a large academic medical center. In the next five years I hope to develop a strong professional network in Boston and continue to develop my legal practice.
What do you do in your “free” time? Hobbies, Interests…. In my free time I can be found enjoying a long run on a nice day (I have completed one marathon and had another marathon postponed due to COVID-19), or snuggled up with a book and my cat. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends and frequently try new restaurants, and host game and movie nights. When able, I love to travel and in a typical year will take several weekend trips and (hopefully) a week long no-work vacation. A few favorite destinations are Colorado, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Hawaii.
3 Core Values
- Enthusiasm: Enthusiasm is a characteristic that I find incredibly important for professional and personal success. I have attempt to bring enthusiasm to my work, organization involvement, professional and personal relationships. Enthusiasm helps show people you value them, their contributions and are willing to devote the time and effort necessary to create a successful work product or foster a strong relationship.
- Respect: It is incredibly important to me that all people feel respected, whether in personal or professional relationships. I attempt to show respect by listening, valuing other’s contributions, and recognizing others.
- Kindness: I believe that everyone should be kind to others, no matter the circumstance. Personally and professionally, we will be happier, more successful, and more engaged if we treat others with kindness and receive kindness in return.
Fun Fact/What makes YOU, you? I was born and raised in the mid-west, and I like to think that I have maintained my “Minnesota nice” despite living in Boston for the past five years.