Meet our Current Residents


Chung Jessica

Jessica Chung grew up in a suburb west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and minoring in African Studies. While studying abroad in Uganda, she become interested in the need for robust health prevention strategies and then pursued her MPH at Boston University. After her time in Boston, Jessica went to work for the CDC in Nigeria and China, improving care for people living with HIV/AIDS. She found herself wanting to bridge public health concepts with clinical care, especially for women in underserved communities, which led her back to the Badgers for medical school. Her desire to continue improving care for women globally grew at UWSMPH into the desire to pursue OBGYN as a specialty. When looking for residencies and her new home, Jessica looked for a program that had a deep sense of community, camaraderie, and support along with a strong academic education that prepares residents for any fellowship or general practice. She was delighted when she found that and much more at UVM, so she traded one snowy place for another. When she’s not at the hospital, she enjoys running, boxing, baking, and cultivating her indoor plant jungle.

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Jemi Gunalp was born in Del Mar, California. She attended the University of Washington where she earned a BS in Biology. She then joined the Teach for America chapter in Atlanta, Georgia where she taught high school science for two years and learned about all the joys of southern comfort food. She later earned her MD at the Chicago Medical School. During her medical training she had the opportunity to rotate at the University of Vermont and fell in love with the OB/GYN department here. She is beyond excited to now be joining the University of Vermont OB/GYN team for her residency. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, hot yoga, cross country skiing and generally all outdoor activities.
Hjalmarsson Britta
Britta Hjalmarsson studied biology at the University of Montana then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, WWAMI Campus.  She loves running, hiking and both cross-country and alpine skiing.  She also loves both music and reading.


Third years

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.

Second 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!



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.