Hey, folks! I’m from the land of cacti, 120-degree summers, and amazing Mexican food—Arizona. I was born and raised in the Phoenix area where I got my BS in Biochemistry at Arizona State University. After graduating, I hung up my pitchfork and found my home down in Tucson where I worked for a couple years as a research technician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Going into medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, I thought I wanted to be a physician scientist. But after volunteering and taking leadership roles in some of UACOM’s Commitment to Underserved People programs, I knew I wanted to be a community physician.
I had the great fortune of doing a number of rural rotations on Native American reservations during medical school. Not only did working on the reservations open my eyes to how disenfranchised Natives are, but it showed me how much of an impact a Family Physician could make on a community.
I chose UNC for its dedication to training full-spectrum Family Doctors to become leaders in any practice setting. I have particular interests in maternal and child health, adolescent medicine, rural and underserved care, LGBTQ health, and procedures.
In my free time you’ll find me biking to breweries, brewing beer, gardening, cooking, exploring the outdoors, and trying to find the best tacos in the Triangle area. I’ve absolutely loved my time here so far and am so happy to be a Tar Heel!