I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. My family is filled with health professionals--my mom is a second-generation nurse and my dad is a pharmacist. When I was young, I carried around my first aid kit and told everyone I would be a doctor when I grew up. After attending college in California, I returned to the Midwest for medical school and residency and became a general Obstetrics/Gynecologist in Austin, Texas. My husband and I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2012 and love it. The mountains and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest still amaze me!
About my practice
I am an Obstetric/Gynecologic Hospitalist, which means you won't see me in one of our clinics. I work at all of Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. I get to attend a lot of birthdays, and that's the best part of my job. My goal is to help all of our patients have healthy babies and the best Labor and Delivery experience possible.
How I thrive
We bring our dog on most of our adventures. She loves hiking, and we love exploring the Columbia River Gorge. I love trying new hobbies and learning new things all the time. My current endeavors include: yoga, meditation, vegetarian cooking, learning to speak Spanish, and running.