I grew up in Salem, Oregon, moving to Portland after high school to attend Reed College. After earning a degree in English, I accepted a job as the coordinator of Q Center, Portland's LGBTQ Community Center. While at Q Center, I organized several programs serving Portland's queer and trans communities. After creating a conference promoting LGBTQ cultural competency among health-care providers, I became interested in medicine. I completed a second bachelor's degree in biology from Portland State University and attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco. While at UCSF, I organized a multidisciplinary elective for health professional students focused on trans health care and participated in numerous research projects related to trans health. Following graduation, I moved back to Portland to complete an ob-gyn residency at Oregon Health & Science University.
My primary interest is LGBTQ health, with a focus in trans care. I am a transmasculine, nonbinary queer person, and I look forward to serving my community in the Portland area. I am also committed to partnering with community members to dismantle racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, fatphobia, and other systems of oppression that exclude people from accessing care.
I enjoy spending time with my partner, our twin daughters, and our rescued pitbull. My hobbies include Crossfit, feminist literature, collecting crystals, and houseplants.