Bridget graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude in Classics from Princeton University in 2007 with a Certificate in Theater. Her senior thesis explored the origins of apocryphal early Christian texts.
After college, Bridget worked for six years in New York City where she advanced from Market Strategist to Director of Licensing Operations at a brand strategy firm. She then joined American Express as Global Supply Manager of Digital Marketing. Bridget volunteered as the Executive Director for Extant Arts Theater Company where she directed and produced plays, including summer Shakespeare in Central Park. She also served as a consultant for the non-profit Malaria No More. Bridget returned to school in 2013 for a post baccalaureate at Bryn Mawr where she conducted research in the Cognition and Aging Lab.
In addition to her M.D., Bridget received a Masters in Bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Bridget’s interest in medical education led her to collaborate with the faculty course director to restructure the humanities curriculum for first-year students. As a volunteer at Covenant House, a shelter for homeless teens, she has taught yoga and writing, and assisted in the medical clinic. Bridget was selected as a graduation speaker for the Medical School 2018 Graduation.
Bridget remains active in the arts. At Penn, she leads monthly writing sessions and directed for the annual student sketch-comedy show. For her Bioethics Masters, she wrote and performed an interactive one-woman show exploring patient and physician experiences with death entitled The Art of Dying.
Photograph by Carina Giamerese