While I am from Houston, Texas, I have enjoyed living in and exploring other parts of the country. I went to Clark University in Massachusetts for undergrad and then moved to Ecuador to teach English and learn about the world. It was there some of my students (doctors and medical students) inspired me to pursue my own dreams of becoming a doctor, taking me to the University of North Texas for medical school and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso for residency. While I am a Texan at heart, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest when I visited Oregon and am happy to have the opportunity to explore the area.
About my practice
Emergency medicine has been my dream since volunteering in the local ER. I can honestly say I have my dream job! What keeps me here are the patients who trust me to help on one of the worst days of their life. It is a great responsibility that I do not take lightly. My goal is to be a kind, respectful, efficient, and knowledgeable physician ready for anything, while still caring for all of our patients as the unique individuals they are.
How I thrive
For me thriving is appreciating the beauty in everyday life, sometimes small spontaneous whims and other times planned adventures. It can be a patient who changed your life, a childhood memory, an amazing vacation, or even a challenging physical/mental activity. Some things that I enjoy outside of work are my new rescue dog, trying to keep my plants alive, spending time outdoors, dancing, yoga, running, podcasts, hiking, volunteering, and of course trying all the foods in Portland.