I have an undergraduate degree in art history, but I was always interested in medicine. After working for a few years, I became an EMT. I started exploring medical fields and learned what a physician assistant was, and I thought it was fantastic because I could study science and medicine. I didn’t want to do anything else.
I love learning and studying, and in medicine, there are so many ways you can do that. We can study the disease process. We can learn about different drugs. But what I value most is learning about people — how to help them and figuring out how I can be someone patients can rely on for advice. I previously taught in the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant program, which was my introduction to this kind of academic environment.
Area of clinical practice
I am a certified physician assistant who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
I'm a huge supporter of mental health and talking about it to reduce stigma. As a provider, I want us to address these challenges so patients can fight their way through their illness. Often, the earlier we can address a patient’s mental health needs, the better they can feel.
Washington State University
Samuel Merritt University
MPA, Samuel Merritt University
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