I was born in Canada and moved to Venezuela in my early childhood. I graduated from Adres Bello Catholic University where I received a Bachelor in Elementary Education. I taught elementary school for two years until I met my husband who was studying to be a doctor. We moved to the United States for his residency in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, I became a staff Spanish/English medical interpreter at the hospital. I continued interpreting for five years; first at Albert Einstein Medical Center then moved on to Yale-New Haven Hospital. This experience developed my passion for medicine.
I pursued my medical career at Quinnipiac University and became Board Certified shortly after. I knew I wanted to work with children so I was thrilled to join The Center for Advanced Pediatrics team. I primarily work in Urgi-Kids where I enjoy making our patients feel better while I continue to learn and grow as a Physician Assistant.
I live in Connecticut with my husband and young son. We enjoy hiking, birdwatching, gardening and most of all spending time together as a family.
From a young age, I always knew I wanted to practice medicine. I loved the idea of caring for people and building relationships with patients that can last for years. I was raised in Allentown, PA, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. I moved on to complete my Master of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I started my career in Emergency Medicine, treating patients of all ages, but knew I always had a passion to work with children. Having recently moved to Connecticut, I’ve decided to pursue a new career in pediatrics and am excited to be joining The Center for Advanced Pediatrics. In my spare time, I enjoy running, trying new foods, and traveling, and I look forward to exploring all that CT has to offer.