I was born and raised in Colorado. While in college at Colorado State University I started a business working with children with developmental disabilities. I found my passion for anatomy and biomedical sciences and chose to pursue a career in medicine. I attended both medical school and residency at the University of Colorado. During medical school I spent time in Mexico and became fluent in medical Spanish. My husband and I were thrilled to relocate to Oregon and are continuously exploring the Pacific Northwest.
I was drawn to Obstetrics and Gynecology because it allows me to interact with women across all stages of life, to perform procedures as well as preventive care and to play a unique role in some of the happiest and challenging events in women's lives. I hope to create a caring environment in which women feel comfortable and informed when making decisions about their healthcare. My clinical interests in Obstetrics include vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC), natural childbirth, and helping women with more complicated pregnancies. I also love talking about birth control and helping women protect their fertility. I place IUDs and birth control implants, work with patients with cervical dysplasia and perform colposcopy and, when needed, LEEP or cryotherapy. I offer minimally invasive surgeries including hysteroscopy, sterilization, and advanced laparoscopy including hysterectomy.
I love spending time with my husband and young daughter. We explore the outdoors, hike, camp, travel and eat good food. My other go-to activities are knitting, gardening and yoga.