I was born and raised in the Bay Area and I recently moved to the Valley to enjoy the breathtaking views and simplicity, life in the city could not provide. From a young age, I knew I wanted to work in healthcare. I began my journey pursuing a career in medicine; however, the hands-on aspect of dentistry felt like a much better fit for me. My father worked in construction when I was younger, and I grew up working with my hands as a result. Prior to matriculating into dental school at the University of the Pacific, I studied molecular, cell, and developmental biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. I truly love my job as it is a perfect outlet to use my head, heart, and hands to give back to my community.