Rutgers Medical School

Born and raised in Maryland, I grew up with a great love for my hometown of Gaithersburg.  It wasn’t until college that I moved north to attend The College of New Jersey, where I had been accepted into the seven-year medical program. I wholeheartedly embraced my liberal arts education as I pursued my degree in Biology. After three years at my undergraduate institution, I went on to attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey).

It was during this time that I discovered the depth and breadth of family medicine.  Family physicians are uniquely privileged to care for patients from birth and to watch them transition from childhood to adolescence, early adulthood to parenthood and beyond.  My desire to be a primary care provider is also closely tied to my passion for patient education and counseling. I fell in love with family medicine because I do not want to treat a disease or “system,” but rather to provide care to individuals with complex stories and lives. I am particularly interested in women’s health and obstetrics, and I plan on incorporating that into my future practice as a full-spectrum family physician.  I am thrilled to be joining the community of healthcare providers at Valley Family Medicine.  I know that I will find many opportunities for growth and learning here, and I am happy to be able to call the greater Seattle area my new home.

Outside of the hospital or clinic, you are most likely to find me in the kitchen. I love cooking, baking, and experimenting with new foods and flavors. I can easily spend hours in a farmer’s market.  I also enjoy getting lost in a good book, playing board games, and writing.  I can resist neither the call of the beach nor of the ballroom, and I would never turn down an opportunity to dance some West Coast swing, Cha Cha, or Waltz.  My true passion though is traveling. Whether it is state parks in Utah, castles in Europe, or temples in Asia, I am eager to explore the world.