Running, Cycling, Travel with my family, Yoga, Meditation, Snow boarding
Why did you decide to pursue a career in OBGYN?
I lost my mom to cervical cancer when I was eight years old. In college I worked as a sexual health peer educator and as I started medical school, I discovered that I loved birth. OBGYN allows me to be with patients during some of the most pivotal moments of their live and guide them through complex decision making. I love being a translator of medical knowledge, helping people understand their care and what is best for them depending on their unique values.
What do you like about working at UW Medicine?
I trained at the University of Washington for both medical school and residency. I then moved to Northwest hospital with our midwives group as I continued to work teaching residents at the University of Washington Medical Center for four years before I transitioned full time to Northwest Hospital in 2014. I am excited to again work for UW Medicine as the two campuses merge in 2020. It feels like coming home.
What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?
I was born and raised in Seattle and have been here all of my life except college. I love the access to water as well as the mountains and all of my family and friends and the memories.