I’m a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and a pediatric mental health specialist with a clinical specialty in adolescent medicine.
I’ve been passionate about helping others and helping communities since childhood. I also have a passion for caring for individuals who identify as having multicultural experiences, as I was raised in a multiethnic family.
My goal in providing care is to help patients feel like their best selves. Health is the foundation that individuals can build on. I strive to teach my patients about their health and to empower them to make informed medical decisions that best suit their needs. I also pride myself on creating a safe space for adolescents to share their concerns and ask questions.
I want patients and families to know that I’m interested in meeting them where they are. I love helping teenagers figure out who they are as people and supporting them in achieving their dreams. In a perfect world, I would love for all adolescents to have five trusted adults whom they can go to with their questions or concerns. I aim to be one of those trusted adults in a teenager’s life.
I was honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Early Advanced Practice Career Award by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in spring 2023. I was also honored to receive the 2021 Excellence in Nursing Community Award from Pittsburgh Magazine.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my beloved rescue chihuahua. I also enjoy watching sports and taking pilates classes.
MSN: Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, 2017.
Fellowship: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2020.
Certifications: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care; Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
primary care of adolescents; juvenile justice health; young men's health; gender diverse youth; sexual and reproductive health
Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine
young men's health; juvenile justice health; health care disparities and health equity; quality improvement
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