My road in life has taken me all over.
Born and raised on the East Coast of the U.S.
Her father was a physicist and almost all of her siblings have pursued a career in some form of science or technology.
Originally planned to be an engineering major, but switched to pre-med—attended Lehigh University for undergrad and graduated from Drexel University with her medical doctorate.
After completing her medical residency in Philadelphia, she joined the U.S. Army where she served five years on active duty and later spent time in the reserves.
Her military service included serving as the Major and Chief of the Soldier Care Service at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma, WA.
She later went on to work as a Clinic Chief and an Attending Physician in the Department of Family Medicine at UW Medicine for over 30 years.
After years of helping run clinics, she began exploring ways to incorporate technology into medicine in order to make it more efficient and easier for people to have access to healthcare.
She decided to make the transition from working as a physician to focusing more on medical informatics—she now works as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
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