Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, I ventured to Oregon to complete my Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University. I immediately fell in love with this beautiful state and decided to stay to pursue my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University.
After completing my pharmacy education, I headed back to Anchorage to further my training with a post-graduate residency at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Drawn to Oregon’s warmer climate, beautiful autumn seasons and diverse art/culinary scene, I decided I could not stay away and therefore returned to launch my career as a clinical pharmacist at The Portland Clinic.
I enjoy providing patient-centered care within a multidisciplinary team, working together with other clinicians to improve the well-being of the patients we serve. As a pharmacist, my goal is to promote safe and effective medication therapies, as well as to empower patients and their families to be actively engaged in their own healthcare decisions and outcomes. Having experienced the world of healthcare from the patient/family perspective, I strive to care for each patient with the utmost compassion and respect.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time in the sunshine, riding my bike, camping, trying new restaurants, and exploring with friends and family. I also find a lot of joy in traveling to new places and submerging myself in unfamiliar cultures, architecture and food. Some of my most cherished memories of traveling include spending time in Honduras, where I assisted in providing free medical clinics within rural under-served communities.
Specialty: Clinical Pharmacy
Locations: Beaverton, South