I was born in Santa Rosa, CA. I became the first in my family to attend college. I have worked since age 13 in more than a dozen different types of jobs. I studied Biology and African Studies at UCLA. After college I worked three concurrent jobs as a nanny, a medical scribe and as a Congenital Heart Disease Clinical Research Coordinator including 3-D printing. In medical school, I continued working as a research coordinator and was active in leadership in peer mentoring and tutoring, undergrad sex education programs, and ultrasound teaching. I participated in two global health projects in Ghana in undergrad, mobile homeless clinics in LA, free clinics in LA though a Kaiser Community Medicine elective, and most recently CFHI's Maternal Child Health and HIV/AIDS program in Uganda. My passions include medical education, addressing healthcare disparities and advocating for women’s and reproductive health. I enjoy Pilates, the beach, cooking, skiing, hosting wine and game nights, visiting or FaceTiming with my nephew in Alabama, traveling and spending time with my rescue dog.