I was born in Southern California but have had the opportunity to live all over the country. I received my undergraduate degree in Utah, then moved to Texas on an academic scholarship. Around this time, I served as a Foreign Service representative in La Paz, Bolivia, where I became fluent in Spanish. After medical school, my training moved me again, this time to the Pacific Northwest. I had a couple of detours after training, but my family and I are now happy to call Oregon home.
About my practice
I chose to practice medicine because it offered the opportunity to serve people. In Utah, I volunteered as an interpreter at Primary Children's Hospital, but it was during my service in Bolivia that I became interested in eye care. At Prevent Blindness Texas, I performed volunteer ocular health and vision screenings and assisted in research. Now as a physician, my focus is on the whole person and each individual's overall health, and I practice comprehensive eye care. I enjoy connecting with all members and have a particular interest in cataract surgery.
How I thrive
I spend most of my free time with family. We love being outdoors with our dogs. I enjoy anything active and especially like distance-running and participating in triathlons. I am an Eagle Scout and continue to try to serve the community.