Hello, my name is Briana! I am a first year from Santa Ana, California. I graduated from Claremont McKenna College, a small liberal arts school in Southern California, in 2018. At CMC, I majored in Science and Management and was on the softball team. I love playing sports, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. In Nashville, I have really enjoyed all of the great food, spending time outside in the beautiful seasons, playing in intramural sports and College Cup, and exploring the city with my classmates. I chose Vanderbilt because of its welcoming community and how supportive and friendly the faculty and students are. The encouraging community of Vanderbilt is even more apparent as a student here, and I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful environment. Additionally, the many opportunities available at VUSM through its unique curriculum further drew me to VUSM. I am excited to begin my clerkships during my second year and to have additional time to explore and develop my career interests.