Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hey there, I’m Elise! I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. I loved Reno so much I stayed for college at University of Nevada-Reno and earned dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology, while playing lots of piano and oboe on the side–holla at my fellow orchestra nerds. I enjoy anything that gets me outside, whether it’s hiking, backpacking, camping, rock climbing, or mountain biking. I also love a spin class, plant-based cooking, trying new restaurants, idiotic dancing at concerts, binge-watching trash reality TV, coffee snobbery, shenanigans with my fur-child Sammi, and tending to my plant babies. I spent the last 4 years in the wet & wild Pacific-Northwest for med school at WesternU COMP-NW, where I also developed interests in treating underserved communities, critical care, and harm reduction. After rotating at ‘Copa during my fourth year, I knew it was the perfect place for me because of the unique patient population, the classic county vibe, and the unwavering support from the program to pursue my interests. As much as I love the constant ~moisture~ of the PNW, I am stoked to be part of the ‘Copa family where I know the residents are well-trained, passionate, and happy. The year-round desert sunshine in AZ is also a huge perk. Thanks for checking us out, and I’m happy to chat with you about the program or literally anything else!