About Me

Mother of 3

Roxana, who is introduced in the book, is now a vibrant college student studying creative animation.

Isaac is a senior in high school and also taking some general ed classes at our local community college.

Carmen is a freshman in high school and plays the bari sax. 



I started medical school in my 30s, and moved to the Caribbean with my husband and 3 kids. It's been quite an adventure, and I'm glad they went on this wild ride with me.

Community Volunteer

In my free time, I love to help out at My Friend's Place in Hollywood. I've also traveled overseas to volunteer in Dominica after Hurricane Maria, I spent a week in Haiti over the summer, and I volunteer with a great group of pre-health students from UC Irvine - they go down to Mexico every month to help run a free clinic.


Author of upcoming memoir, Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood. Currently working on a Young Adult novel set in Haiti.