I grew up in the small town of Mill City, Oregon. I received my bachelor degree locally at the University of Oregon and then went on to earn my medical degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Guadalajara, Mexico in 2006 and completed my residency at Valley Family Medicine (VFM) in Renton, WA. Studying and practicing medicine has taken me to many different places but I am very happy to be back in this beautiful state. I have always been interested in medicine. I enjoy the exciting combination of lifelong learning and of personal interactions with my patients.