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Place(s) I call home:
My mom's side of the family lives in Valley Center, California (in San Diego County) and my dad's side lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. I grew up in both :)
Undergrad: Wheaton College (near Chicago, IL). Medical school: UC Riverside (in Riverside, CA)
I've previously worked as a...
Middle school and high school science and math teacher, veterinary assistant
Why I'm at VCMC:
When looking for a residency program, the three things that were most important to me were residents who were passionate about caring for underserved communities, opportunities to continue speaking Spanish, and full spectrum training. VCMC was a great fit for each of those. Some other bonuses that drew me to the program were Centering pregnancy visits, Addiction Medicine experience, global health opportunities, and community medicine/backpack medicine.
Things that matter to me:
Social medicine, structural competency, community medicine, teaching/mentoring, OB
Rock climbing, learning to surf with co-residents, keeping my house plants alive, thrift shopping, trying new restaurants and breweries, camping/hiking/backpacking
One random fact about me...
My husband and I got engaged at the summit of Mt. Whitney