I am the daughter of an elementary school teacher and an aerospace engineer. I have been a pediatrician in Issaquah for 16 years, and I am committed to my community. Since the age of 16 when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I have understood what it means to worry about health and health insurance. I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. My family and friends span the political spectrum, and I’ve spent my life bridging divides. I have been fortunate to benefit from excellent public primary and secondary education, including my degrees in Astrophysics and medicine. I met my husband, David, at our 10-year high school reunion, and we teach our 8-year-old son, Sam, how important it is to stand up for things that matter and pursue a life of purpose.
- 16 years as a pediatrician serving Issaquah with Virginia Mason.
- Resident of Issaquah, Sammamish for 16 years.
- I am fluent in Spanish with a long history and heart for the Latino community.
A Product of Public Education:
- Pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, 2000
- University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 1997
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Astrophysics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
- Undergraduate Studies Abroad: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 1988-1989
Honors and Awards:
- Golden Teddy Award, 2013, Parent Map Magazine. Voted Best Pediatrician by parents in the greater Seattle area.
- Gabriel Smilkstein Memorial Award, 1997. Awarded to the medical student judged by his/her peers to best exhibit the humanitarian, compassionate, and community-minded character of the late Dr. Smilkstein.
- Alpha Omega Alpha from the U.C. Davis School of Medicine, 1997
- G. Kenneth Hargrove Scholarship at U.C. Berkeley, 1991. Awarded to two senior undergraduate students pursuing careers as physicians.
- Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley, 1991