I grew up in the D.C. area and have lived in Virginia my whole life until now. I studied Neuroscience at William and Mary, where I worked at our Campus Rec center as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. While volunteering as a health coach for a diabetes management and prevention program at a local free clinic, I discovered my interest in preventive medicine and holistic care.
Hoping to eventually pursue family medicine, I attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. I continued volunteering at our school’s free clinic, working as a Spanish interpreter and helping run our Chronic Care Team. I spent one summer at the Joslin Diabetes Center doing clinical research, where I had the opportunity to interview patients about their barriers to diabetes self-care such as diet and exercise. Just prior to graduating I completed a month-long internship with Medical Students for Choice. I am committed to providing full scope women’s health care within the primary care setting and advocating for reproductive justice.
I am so thrilled to be joining the Valley Family Medicine Residency and look forward to working collaboratively with patients, with a particular emphasis on holistic health, prevention and wellness. I’m excited to explore the beautiful PNW and to discover all the hiking and outdoor activities offered. I plan to spend rainy days off baking and watching the Office with my calico cat, who braved the cross-country move with me.