Education: University of Houston
I love people and have always been uncomfortable with situations that seem unfair. I couldn’t not do something, so I got into healthcare to help people advocate and stand up for themselves. The integrated healthcare model and Mountain Park Health Center is really special and something I hope everyone has the opportunity to be a part of some day. People aren’t typically going in for mental health checks so the fact that we can provide that during a routine visit to their doctor is great.
Prevention and advocacy are so important, especially with children. Recognizing signs and symptoms can help kids be safe. People repeat behaviors and it can turn into a pattern of trauma, so it’s really important to intervene early on to break that cycle.
I like to have fun in the exam room, especially when kids are involved. You might get bubbles or games! It’s important to play and have fun.
I believe that diversity is crucial for our existence and our ability to advance. It makes us better.