As a pediatric neuropsychology fellow, I practice within inpatient and outpatient settings. I conduct neuropsychological evaluations for patients with medical and neurological conditions. Standardized tests are used to assess brain functioning to help identify patients’ unique strengths and weaknesses.
When I was growing up, I observed my mother as a family practice physician. She inspired me to work with medical populations and to use a holistic approach. Taking a holistic approach includes considering biological, psychological, social and environmental factors. I also consider diversity variables, such as age, race/ethnicity, sex and sexual orientation, among others, and how these factors play a role in an individual’s personal story.
I chose the profession of pediatric neuropsychology because of my interest in brain development and functioning as well as my passion for helping patients and their families. Within my practice, I aspire to support patients and their families in positively changing their individual outcomes.
My approach to care is collaborative and starts with establishing a partnership with patients and families. I view parents/caregivers as the experts on their child/adolescent and their insights are essential. I also strive to create a safe and open environment that encourages patients and families to share their concerns.
During my free time, I like to exercise with gymnastics, yoga and a Peloton bike. I also enjoy watching collegiate and Olympic gymnastics and NBA games. Most of all, I love spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors and visiting gluten-free restaurants.
Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology