Phoenix, AZ – St. Joseph’s Family Medicine
Faculty Development Fellowship, 2019-2020
Getting to know your provider
Why did you choose your profession?
I came upon medicine in an interesting way. I have always been interested in history and how things evolved over time. I studied anthropology in my undergraduate and did a study abroad in rural Ethiopia, aka a fossil hunt. I found the evolution of disease and the human body so interesting, especially after witnessing most of my camp develop malaria or parasites. I decided my path was in medicine, particularly in global health and underserved communities.
Why do you work at NOAH?
My journey into medicine has been about embracing cultural and economic differences and finding a way to reach people through medicine. Healthcare is no easy thing to navigate for patients and I feel like working at a federally qualified healthcare center like NOAH, will help provide my patients with the best resources possible when it comes to managing their health.
What are your passions outside of your profession?
My husband and I are very passionate about animals, including our three pups and cat at home. We have fostered many times in the past and would love to open up a pet shelter or rescue one day. I am also an avid crafter, baker, and love to plan a party!
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
I would pay off my loans and use the rest to travel the world with my husband…and somehow find a way to bring my dogs with me!
7500 N. Dreamy Draw Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phone: (480) 882-4545
Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Public Health Service organization under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). NOAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.