Sarah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Belmont University in 2017. Since graduating, she has had the opportunity to work both in an emergency department and oncology office, gaining knowledge and experiences that have helped solidify her desire to apply to Physician Assistant school. She is excited about the opportunity to work for Dr. Carter and learn all she can about plastic and reconstructive surgery. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors.
Christine graduated with a degree in Biology and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the volunteer campus EMS squad. Following undergrad, Christine spent several years working as a Community Health Worker serving low-income, vulnerable patients in rural Maryland. Most recently, she completed a Master’s in Physiology from Georgetown University. She also serves as a program coordinator and mentor for the S2M2 Program, a STEM mentorship program for high school students from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers healthcare and medicine. In addition, she serves on the Coaches Committee for KEEN, an organization that empowers youth with disabilities through free, non-competitive programs of exercise, fitness, and fun. In her free time, Christine enjoys live music, working out, and spending time with her loved ones, including her two cats and her family’s shiba inu. Christine is applying to medical school this year and is grateful for the opportunity to learn about plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Carter as a mentor.
Maria-Fernanda graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021 with B.S. in Biology and Anthropology and a minor in Chemistry on a Pre-Medicine track. Maria-Fernanda plans to further her education by applying to medical schools to pursue her passion for medicine. She is looking forward to working for Dr. Carter and learn all that she can about plastic and reconstructive surgery. Outside of work, Maria-Fernanda volunteers weekly with Elevate Elite AAU Basketball Organization, helping coach a sixth-grade girls basketball team. In her free time, Maria-Fernanda enjoys going to the gym, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Mina graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and a Neuroscience concentration. Mina is applying to medical schools to pursue her passion for science and caring for others. She is excited to work with and have Dr. Carter as a mentor to learn as much as she can about plastic and reconstructive surgery within the coming year. In her free time, Mina enjoys cooking, running, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Emily graduated from Amherst College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in History. At Amherst, Emily was a captain and four-year member of the women’s soccer team. After graduating, she spent two years working in politics, communications, and the law, before deciding to return to school to pursue her passion for health and wellness — completing her post-baccalaureate pre-medical requirements at American University (AU). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nutrition Education at AU, and looks forward to using this knowledge as a healthcare provider in the future. Emily has also served as an assistant soccer coach at her high school alma mater, and hopes to get back into coaching again in the future. She spends her free time with friends and family, working out, or walking her dog Nola. Emily most recently worked in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, and is excited to explore the overlap between reconstructive surgery, nutrition, and orthopedics while learning from Dr. Carter. She will be applying to nursing or PA school in the future.
Jisha graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019 with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a Spanish minor. Recently, Jisha completed her Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Jisha is applying to medical schools to pursue her lifelong passion for science and helping others. She is excited to work with and have Dr. Carter as a mentor to learn as much as possible regarding plastic and reconstructive surgery. In her free time, Jisha enjoys yoga, working out, reading, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
Grace graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2018. In addition to working for Dr. Carter, she also worked as an Emergency Department scribe for Shady Grove Hospital. She hopes to further pursue her lifelong passion for science and helping others by furthering her medical education and applying to Physician Assistant school this Spring. Outside of work, Grace volunteers weekly with Catholic Charities at the Spanish Catholic Center’s Medical Clinic under Dr. Byrne, a general surgeon, helping provide affordable healthcare to low-income and uninsured individuals. In her free time, Grace enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Amy graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Biology. In addition to working for Dr. Carter, she volunteers at the Catholic Charities Medical Clinic in Washington, D.C where she shadows and assists a general surgeon. To further her education and her desire to help others, she plans on applying to Physician Assistant School. She is excited to learn about plastic and reconstructive surgery from Dr. Carter. In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking, exercising, and traveling.