Anna came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Brown University, where they studied Anthropology and Theatre Arts. Before attending Icahn, Anna trained in classical acting at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA, then worked as a museum exhibit copywriter. Anna entered the MD program in 2018.
While at Icahn, Anna was a student director and clinic manager for the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, an Access-to-Care Manager for the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), the ISMMS student-run free clinic, and a leadership board member for the New York Emergency Medicine Student Council. Outside of the hospital, Anna performed in over 30 professional theatrical productions during medical school and worked on both sides of the camera on several film projects. As a writer, they published several works of short fiction in journals such as Calyx and Carve as well as personal essays in Intima and Academic Emergency Medicine. Anna was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in winter 2022, and is an Artistic Associate at the Shakespeare theatre company Match: Lit and an Artistic Associate at Eastline Theatre.
Anna would like to thank their parents, their brother, and their wonderful friends, classmates, and artistic collaborators. They would also like to thank faculty mentors Dr. Trevor Pour, Dr. Craig Katz, Dr. Elizabeth Singer, Dr. Maria Maldonado, and Dr. Deborah Doroshow for their support, care, and guidance.
Anna will graduate with their MD degree and will remain at The Mount Sinai Hospital to continue their residency training in Emergency Medicine.