I was born in northeastern China and grew up in San Diego, California. I completed my undergraduate studies in economics at The University of Chicago, which first turned me on to the complexities of ensuring all people receive the resources and services they deserve. Following college, I taught high school science to some really great students in New York City through Teach For America. While in living in New York, I then worked on clinical research in addiction medicine as I transitioned my interests in social justice towards medicine.
I received my medical and public health degrees from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Throughout my time in medical school, I really enjoyed the opportunities to hear patients’ stories, not only in terms of their health, but in all the aspects that comprise their lives and their family’s. I fell in love with primary care for its strong commitments to continuity of relationships with individuals and families, education, holistic care, and preventive medicine. I am particularly interested in adolescent medicine and the transition of health practices from pediatrics to early adulthood. I am so happy to find myself as a family medicine resident at Valley Medical Center!
Outside of the hospital, I enjoy living in and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my amazing partner and two cats. I am a big fan of basketball and soccer, and I am a voracious consumer of podcasts of all kinds.