BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Bulgaria and grew up in Charlestown.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Home renovations.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With family and friends.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Becoming a doctor and taking over a practice / acquiring my own practice.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a compassionate doctor and person.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: To visit Asia.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: My phone.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: An interior designer.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My parents.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Cutting for Stone,” by Abraham Verghese.
I AM LISTENING TO: 106.5 in the office.
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Princess Bride.”
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “The Office” and “The Gilmore Girls.”
FAVORITE SONG: “I Love You Baby,” by Frank Sinatra.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Chocolate.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Facebook and Instagram.
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: When people are genuine.
PET PEEVE: Dishonesty.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Learning never exhausts the mind.” — Leonardo Da Vinci.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beaches and the people.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My husband, my family and food.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I was a French tutor in high school.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Always try to do the right thing.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Treat people the same way you want to be treated.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Make health care available — and affordable — for everyone.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay off my student loans.
I DRIVE A: 2018 black Honda CRV.
I WISH I DROVE A: I like my car.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Leftovers and chocolate.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My mom, Anna. She’s been in Europe for the last two months with my grandmother, and I miss her!
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro