Since graduating from UConn in 2017, I’ve worked on clinical research trials at Boston Children’s and Mass General. Being in close contact with patients and families in their most vulnerable moments has been emotionally difficult, yet extremely rewarding. My English degree was handy for editing protocols and other operational materials and being an effective communicator. As a writer, I process difficult moments like losing a patient by writing them down on the page. As of this fall, I am attending a master’s program in medical sciences at Loyola University Chicago. I want to become a physician who utilizes narratives to understand and empathize with my patients. I hope to always continue writing throughout my career and credit UConn Creative Writing and the Long River Review for encouraging and fostering my passion!