AZPOD President-Elect, Class of 2022
Q: Why did you choose podiatry?
A: I chose Podiatry because of the patient interaction and the broad range of procedures/therapies a podiatrist can provide. During my shadowing experience, I saw several patients that actually enjoyed visiting their Podiatrist. A lot of podiatric patients are seen on a chronic basis, and as their doctor you get to build rapport and develop unique relationships. I enjoy being kept on my toes and learning something new every day. With the broad range of diseases seen by Podiatrists, from chronic wound care to surgical fixation of fractures, I knew I would never be bored in this profession.
Q: What is your most played song?
A: According to Spotify, my all-time most played is “Gold” by Kuinka but in the last month it’s “When The Curtain Falls” by Greta Van Fleet.
Q: What is your favorite meal?
A: I’d have to say roasted salmon with asparagus.
Q: What is your favorite indoor and/or outdoor activity?
A: Favorite indoor activity would be to have a brutal game of Catan or watching a new episode of Game of Thrones. For outdoor activities, I love skiing and just generally being on or around mountains.
Q: Share one small change you made in your life that had a big impact.
A: Saying yes to things, and not worrying about the little details.
Q: If you could choose any mentor (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
A: I would love to be mentored by Teddy Roosevelt. His story of triumphing over adversity and courage is something to be admired.
Student Doctor Matthew Kennedy