Why did you become a doctor?

I had a biology teacher in high school who really made me love biology and I have always liked helping people, so I decided to pursue a career that puts the two together.

What attracted you to a community health center for your practice?

My medical school partnered with Community Health Centers for clinical rotations and I found it very fulfilling helping people who really needed it. I felt like I was able to make a real difference.

What do you enjoy or find most fulfilling about caring for patients?

I enjoy partnering with patients to find ways to improve their health.

Do you have children? If so, what are their ages?

Yes; two girls, ages 11 and 7, and two boys, ages 10 and 8.

Do you have hobbies or a way you like to spend your time away from work?

Riding my bicycle, Roller Derby, Reading, Playing with my kids.

Do you have a favorite book, movie or TV show?

Favorite book: Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings