I am grateful to have joined The Pediatric Care Center, a place where everyone is family and finds support in their individual journey of health and healing. I have 30 years of diverse work experience that includes: Physician assistant with experience in pediatrics, emergency medicine, urgent care, family medicine, Science teacher 6-12th grade, Biologist/park ranger, and Animal rescue/veterinary technician/wildlife care. I have lived in the RGV since 2004. I was born and raised in Colorado and have lived all over the US before moving here. My education includes: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from University Texas Pan American/Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX, Bachelors of Science Cum Laude in biology with chemistry minor from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, Associates of Arts and Sciences Cum Laude in psychology with chemistry minor from Everett Community College in Everett, WA, Marine Biology Program at Hawaii Pacific University in Kaneohe, HI, and Graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School in Englewood, CO. When I am not working, I enjoy gardening, cooking/baking, animal rescue, spending time in nature, volunteering, and sharing my love of nature/gardening/science with others.
In the beginning of 2021, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and skin cancer. My journey in becoming a cancer survivor has had a profound impact on my life and filled my heart with gratitude for so many things I used to take for granted. Living through the challenges of this illness has deepened my compassion and understanding of the struggles faced by others who have severe medical problems.
I am so appreciative to have joined the TPCC family where I can utilize my diverse experiences to continue to serve our community and support others on their own journey of health and wellness.