Durham, NC
Career Plans
Critical Care, Infectious Disease
Terra was born in San Francisco and grew up in Northern California until high school when her parents moved to Chapel Hill, NC to complete their respective masters programs. She fell in love with the Tarheels as a teenager, and ultimately completed her undergraduate education at UNC Chapel Hill, with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Spanish and Chemistry. After graduating and realizing she still was not as fluent in Spanish as she would have liked to have been, she moved to Colombia for a year to teach English while improving her Spanish. She then returned to Chapel Hill to continue her education at UNC School of Medicine. Her professional interests include critical care, hospital medicine, infectious disease and nephrology (so… everything). Outside of the hospital she spends her time outdoors in any way she can - running, hiking, playing tennis and recently picked up rollerblading as a hobby (meaning she bought a pair of rollerblades and has used them exactly once) - and of course spending as much time with family and friends as they can tolerate. She is absolutely thrilled to be moving to Nashville and to be joining the Vanderbilt family!


BS - Biology - University of North Carolina - 2014
MD - University of North Carolina - 2020
Internship - Vanderbilt University - 2021