I strive to create accessible, dignified, and non-judgmental settings that support patient-centered healthcare. I hold a Master of Science in TCM from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and dual undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley. Before finding Chinese medicine, I contributed to care at Lyon-Martin Health services, an LGBTQI Community Clinic, and Golden Gate OBGYN, both in San Francisco. While at ACTCM, my social justice background and commitment to integrated health afforded me to provide trauma-informed care to under-resourced communities at GLIDE Memorial Clinic, and ACTCM Community and Auricular Clinics; I continue this work as a volunteer acu-punk at HealthRight360. As a Bay Area native raised in Parma, Italy, I am fluent in Italian and Spanish, and always love learning new languages as a humbling way of building community
I was born and raised here in the East Bay and have lived here most of my life. Although I received a BS in Engineering from UC Berkeley I knew by the end of the program that I wanted to work with people, not things. My interest in medicine started with a desire to learn more about myself and my body, a curiosity that has never been satisfied by conventional medicine. In my search for a person-centered, natural, and integrative system of medicine I found both Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine. So being the person I am I went and learned both. Coming back to the Bay I’m excited for the opportunity to serve people in a community setting. When I’m not thinking about or practicing medicine (which I do constantly) I enjoy being outside, biking, hiking, reading, and cooking for large groups of people.