Hi! I grew up blocks away from the San Francisco Zoo, which stimulated my love of animals that led to me becoming a veterinarian. Throughout high school, I volunteered at the zoo, eventually working in their education department managing the Nature Trail and giving live animal presentations in the Wildlife Theater.
After graduating from Lick-Wilmerding High school, I attended MIT, where I majored in Biology. During my summers, I volunteered at the Oakland Zoo, at WildCare Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and performed research in Israel, researching the reproductive patterns of the elusive Golden Spiny Mouse.
I returned to California where I attended UC Davis School of Veterinary medicine, where I graduated in 2018 with a focus in zoological medicine. After veterinary school, I returned to Massachusetts, where I completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts University Veterinary School. In 2019, I started a specialty zoological medicine internship at the Phoenix Zoo.
With my background in zoological medicine, I enjoy seeing birds, reptiles, and small mammals, in addition to cats and dogs. When not at the clinic, I enjoy running, hiking with my dogs, doing yoga, and experimenting in the kitchen.