Meet our Current Residents


Morin Laura

Laura Morin grew up in Golden, Colorado and attended college at Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she studied neuroscience and music. After working as an EMT, nanny, violinist and ski bum, she decided to attend medical school at the University of New England. Here, she discovered her love for women’s health. Laura chose to attend the University of Vermont because of the opportunities for global health and family planning as well as the amazing people and abundant ice cream. In her spare time, Laura enjoys skiing, hiking, discovering new breweries and playing with her two adorable cats, Louis and Mabel.
Sekhon Morgan
Morgan Sekhon was born and raised in Fullerton, California. She attended Drake University in Des Moines, IA, where she graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Writing. She received her MD from the University of Iowa, where she developed her passion for obstetrics, genetics, and medical ethics. The University of Vermont stole her heart on the interview trail – a strong and supportive Ob/Gyn department nestled in beautiful Burlington and rounded out with all the ice cream, dog sightings, and stunning views a girl could ever want. She loves dogs, yoga, rollerblading, and reality TV.
Vigne Hannah

Hannah Vigne was born and raised in Montana. She studied biology at Carroll College in Helena, MT then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI, where she completed the Targeted Rural and Underserved Track. UVMMC’s commitment to improving and expanding care for women drew her to the program. When she’s not working and learning with her amazing residents and staff, she enjoys running, fishing, and downhill skiing.

Third Years


Mackenzie Delzer is a proud Wisconsin native which is where she first developed her love of dairy and craft beer. Having grown up in Green Bay, she cheers for the Packers on football Sundays. She majored in Gender & Women’s Studies with minors in Leadership and in Global Health at the University of Wisconsin. She couldn’t leave the charm of Madison and attended medical school there, where she was able to continue growing her passions for women’s health, advocacy, and global health. As a rural medicine student, she returned to Green Bay for her rotations. Despite the virtual interview, Mackenzie knew she belonged at UVM for residency. Great training, supportive faculty, incredible co-residents, and all of the country charm, lake activities, cheese, and beer she loved about home was available to her right in Vermont. Plus, Burlington is incredibly dog friendly, making it equally as exciting of a new home for her golden retriever, Roo. On days off, you’ll find Mackenzie hanging out with her adorable son Hutch.


Gnendy Indig Gnendy Indig was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Touro College in Brooklyn, where she graduated with a Bachelors's degree in Biology. Her passion for medicine was sparked while working in various patient advocacy organizations where she recognized the role a physician can have in improving the health and access of underserved populations. That passion continued to grow in medical school at the University of Michigan, where she worked on improving the health of LGBTQIA individuals via advocacy, research, and educational projects. She is ecstatic to continue her training at the University of Vermont where social justice and physician advocacy are recognized as integral aspects of optimal medical care. When not in the hospital she enjoys DIY furniture building, cooking/ hosting dinner parties, and exploring the Burlington brunch scene.

Sarah McShane was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware until age 14, then spent her high school years outside DC in Vienna, Virginia. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied Biology and Chemistry, competed with the Club Cross Country team and first fell in love with the birthing process as a volunteer doula at UNC Hospitals. After college, she worked for a year with the Birth Partners program, before beginning medical school at UNC. She spent her clinical years in Asheville, NC, participating in a rural healthcare track. When looking for residency, Sarah was ready for an adventure and Vermont offered the whole package – a small, tight-knit, academic OB/GYN program with a very supportive culture, a beautiful and outdoorsy location full of running and hiking trails (and new winter sports!), amazing craft beer, and a chance to be together with her partner matching into Emergency Medicine!


Second Years

Gernon Lauren

Lauren Gernon grew up in Topeka, KS and attended undergrad at Rice University in Houston, TX. She attended a master's program at UC Berkeley after undergraduate and received her MPH in 2017. She spent a year working for the California Department of Public Health in the Chronic Disease Branch doing epidemiology and statistics on chronic disease burden in the state of California. She became interested in OB/GYN during her MPH while studying the close link between maternal mortality and overall community health, both nationally and internationally. She is interested in bridging public health work and clinical work to more effectively strengthen health on a population scale.  She attended UVM for medical school and is very excited to stay around for residency! While living in VT she has picked up cross-country skiing to help with the long winters. She also hikes, plays soccer and alpine skis.

Rasmussen Elizabeth

Elizabeth (Ellie) Rasmussen grew up in Seattle, Washington, and attended undergrad in Virginia where she studied biomedical sciences. She interned at the American Public Health Association, taught English in Japan, and spent her gap year teaching high school science, coaching 5th-grade basketball, and volunteering with homeless youth. Ellie attended the University of Washington, Spokane campus, for medical school. The daughter of a long-time OB nurse educator, she quickly discovered that OB/GYN fulfilled her passions for preventative health and health promotion, patient advocacy, and the operating room. Ellie chose UVM for its tight-knit community, academic rigor, and ideal location. She loves skiing (water and snow), hiking, baking, and her golden retriever, Riley!

Zhang Jia

Jia Zhang was born in Xi’an, China and moved to Portland, OR when she was ten years old. She attended Cornell University for undergrad where she double majored in Chemistry & Chinese literature. After college, she very serendipitously got a job at a fertility clinic and had the opportunity to work with patients in both Portland, OR and Shanghai, China. The experience of accompanying patients on their reproductive journeys piqued her interest in Ob/Gyn and eventually led her to pursue a medical education at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. She is extremely excited to continue her medical training at UVM and to learn about all that Vermont has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, needle felting, playing The Legend of Zelda, and petting every dog that she meets on the street. 



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Presley Azarcon grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah. Her initial interests in reproductive justice started while working on public health campaigns to improve sexual health and contraception education in high schools throughout Utah. Her passion for patient advocacy was further ignited after starting medical school at the University of Utah and working with the substance use in pregnancy clinic. When looking for a residency program, she hoped to find a supportive, community focused program, with the training and resources of a large academic center. She found all that and more at UVM and was instantly welcomed by the most genuine co-residents and dedicated faculty. Outside of the hospital she has loved getting to hike and bike in the Green Mountains and try out the local breweries.


Morgan Greenwood grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Morgan went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergrad, where she studied Biology and Chemistry (pre-med!), and Religious Studies (just for fun!). At UNC, Morgan was fortunate enough to meet Sarah McShane, who introduced her to the volunteer birth doula program, Birth Partners. As a doula, Morgan affirmed and nourished her passion for birth work.  She went on to study medicine at UNC, where she completed her 3rd year clinic rotations at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC, with a focus on healthcare for urban underserved populations. Morgan took a year away from medical school to complete a Master's degree in Public Health, where she worked on projects related to menstrual education and the birth experiences of persons with limited English proficiency in the US.  When applying to residency, Morgan was drawn to the positive, collaborate birth culture at UVM. Additionally, Morgan was excited to match into a small program, where close relationships among residents and attendings is the norm. Morgan also brought her partner and baby with her to Vermont, where they have had a blast biking all along the waterfront and eating creemees!  

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Lindsey Pileika was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Science and Spanish Language/Linguistics at Georgetown University. Prior to starting medical training, she worked at the intersection of public health and community medicine with organizations in Miami, Florida and Chiapas, Mexico. She returned to the Northeast to attend medical school at Brown University, where she graduated with a dual degree in Population Medicine. Throughout her journey to and within medicine, Lindsey has cultivated a passion for providing compassionate obstetric and gynecological care for patients across their lifetime, particularly in rural and underserved communities. She is thrilled to join University of Vermont for training, where residents truly support and care for one another each step of the way. She is grateful to learn with such an enthusiastic community of OB/GYNs, midwives, nurses, and medical students. Outside of the hospital world, you can find Lindsey practicing yin yoga, running, and exploring all the great hikes, lake adventures, and cozy farm towns in Vermont.