I worked in oncology after graduating from nursing school, and I always wanted to get back to it once I had broader experience. After completing my graduate program in 2010, I worked at a clinic in Los Lunas, New Mexico, and served as clinical director and lead clinician of a Medicaid clinic in Albuquerque. I then worked in a dual role as a clinical practitioner and informatics liaison to a large group of health care providers. I spent 13 years in family practice before joining the team at Fred Hutch.
I like interacting with people and forming relationships with patients and their families. I understand what it’s like to be a patient and that some of us experience a lot of anxiety in a medical setting. I hope patients feel that I am relatable.
Area of clinical practice
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
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