I grew up overseas and at an early age was exposed to wildlife, exotic animals, and experienced a culture of integration of animals in everyday life. This is where my dedication to animals and helping others developed, and I decided at a young age to become a veterinarian. I have a passion for public health and completed a two-year fellowship with the Florida Epidemic Intelligence Service. I am a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2011. I obtained my Master of Science degree in Public Health at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in microbiology at Humboldt State University. I started practicing small animal medicine in 2012 after spending one year in a large animal practice in Florida and I am interested in internal medicine, dermatology, and feline medicine. I live in Portland with my three cats Wren, Pippa, and Olive. In my spare time, I enjoy crochet, hiking, and traveling.