I was born and raised in California and have been lucky enough to experience each extreme. I grew up in a small town near the city of Redding in Northern California, and from a young age, was interested in the field of medicine. This interest was born out of my deep desire to nurture and save every living frog, lizard and ladybug I found in my back yard. As I grew older, I realized my interactions with animals left something to be desired and in middle school I became convinced I had to be a doctor.
In my later high school years, I moved to Pleasant Hill with my family and experienced the beauty of the bay area. I went on to attend a private liberal arts college in Napa Valley where I studied British and American Literature and served as branch President of the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta.
Despite my love of literature, I never lost my interest in medicine and moved to Southern California to complete my medical degree and Pediatric residency at Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine and Medical Center, respectively. During residency, I discovered just how much I love to teach and served as Pediatric Chief Resident in order to further participate in resident training.
At Tri-Valley Pediatrics, I am proud to work with colleagues who are passionate about working side by side with parents to provide quality care for children.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, camping, reading and pretty much any board game known to man; I am thrilled to be back up North where I can again take advantage of the beauty of the area and be closer to my family.