I am from Los Angeles, CA. I received a BS in Chemistry/Biochemistry from the University of California San Diego and worked for three years as a clinical research associate before moving to Portland to pursue a masters in physician assistant studies over a year ago. Most of our drug research involved diseases of the central nervous system and while that was fun, my heart was settled on a career in medicine. I also have a passion for volunteering and I’ve volunteered at Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, Oregon Food Bank, Operation Nightwatch, the Ronald McDonald house, and at the OMSI to educate those interested to learn more about the physician assistant profession. I also like long walks and yoga!

With that said, I am currently experiencing the clinical year and have enjoyed it to the max. There are many opportunities to learn not just about medicine, but also about the interdependence between people, and the intricacies of life. I can’t wait to see where I will end up!