I grew up in the Kansas City area and moved to St. Louis, Missouri to complete my undergraduate degree in Spanish at Saint Louis University. I remained at St. Louis University for medical school, where I volunteered as an interpreter at a local clinic and worked as a caregiver in my free time. During medical school, I became very interested in primary care and chose Family Medicine because of the opportunity to see patients of all ages, to develop long lasting relationships, and the emphasis on both treating illness and maintaining wellness.
After spending my entire life in the Midwest, I am excited to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Outside of medicine, you can find me cooking, trying out a local restaurant, or exploring a new hiking trail with my wonderful partner Kristian and our fluffy dog Tundra.