I attended the University of Pittsburgh and majored in premed and neuroscience. Half-way through, I came to the realization that I did not want to become a doctor if I could not have enough time for travel, family and a life. About that same time, I was working with a few PAs who pointed me in the right direction and I haven’t looked back since!
I went to PA school at the University of Florida and graduated with my master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2003. Over the past 10 years I have worked in HIV primary care through the National Health Service Corps, infectious disease, pulmonary, critical care and emergency medicine. Most recently I worked in cardiology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center with the US Army in Germany. I continue to work with medical programs at Madigan Army Medical Center as well.
I was brought into the MEDEX family with the opportunity to be one of the first faculty to help start up our new Tacoma campus. I have a passion for teaching medicine, procedures and the critical thinking skills that we all need in order to be great providers. The aspect of the MEDEX Tacoma mission that includes a focus on educating our highly qualified military veterans is very near and dear to my heart; being a military spouse and a medical provider in the military healthcare system. I am proud to be apart of the MEDEX team and all it stands for!