"As a primary eye care provider, I love being able to solve problems and help patients."
I was inspired to pursue optometry after working as an undergraduate in a research lab studying eye infections. Joining Kaiser Permanente for my primary care residency training offers a fantastic opportunity to care for patients of all ages and backgrounds. I'm looking forward to working with a supportive team of optometrists as I seek to expand my clinical knowledge. I believe Kaiser is a great place for providers to ensure that patients can easily access other specialists in the healthcare system when needed. As a primary eye care provider, I love being able to solve problems and help patients. The right prescription can make a huge impact on someone's quality of life. Ocular health can also be an indicator of systemic health and this field allows me to connect patients with the next level of care if necessary. My approach to care is evidence-based, compassionate, preventive, and individualized.
I grew up in Modesto, California. I moved to the Bay Area for undergraduate studies and optometry school at the University of California, Berkeley. I can't wait to start exploring Seattle.
Outside of work, I enjoy backpacking, cross country skiing, and sailing. I also love to play the piano in chamber music groups. I stay mentally and physically healthy by mixing up my exercise routine with bouldering, ballet classes, tennis, and biking. I love to watercolor as a creative outlet. On the weekends, I enjoy spending time connecting with family and friends.