Dr. Friel graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas here in Rockland County and earned her Master’s from Adelphi; she was a teacher for several years in NYC, Rockland and Europe before deciding to go to medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences. After completing her residency at Hackensack University Medical Center, she worked in New Zealand and ran several mission trips to the Gambia, Africa. Prior to her career in teaching and medicine she spent several years in the United States Navy.  Her hobbies include tennis, painting and playing the piano. As the daughter of Irish immigrants, she looks forward to serving her community here in Rockland County!