As a Seattle native I have strong roots in my local community. I am a first generation college graduate from an immigrant family and received my BA in psychology from Whitman College. I received an MS in Human Movement and Performance (Exercise Science) at Western Washington University, and then graduated in 2007 as a proud member of MEDEX Seattle Class 39. My career began in sports medicine as a Certified Athletic Trainer on the football fields of west Texas and then continued in the Rainer Valley of Seattle. Following my graduation from MEDEX, I specialized in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine with an emphasis on concussion management in Seattle. My primary care skills were obtained when working with the intellectually and developmentally disabled population in Shoreline.
I am excited to be joining MEDEX and to continue my clinical practice in the primary care setting in conjunction with my faculty position. My passion for teaching was cultivated when I was a preceptor for PA students, guest lecturer, and volunteer for PA student workshops. My specific focus has been urban underserved communities and providing high-quality access to healthcare to all patients regardless of insurance status. This commitment is coupled with my community service that includes working with the Special Olympics of Washington and the Franklin High School Football Program as volunteer medical personnel.