About Me

Mother of 3

Roxana, who is introduced in the book, is transferring to UCSC this fall.

Isaac just graduated high school and will now be studying at our local community college.

Carmen is 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.  I trained in Family Medicine and work as a Hospitalist. When I'm not working, I'm pretty busy.

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 last year (our return trip was postponed this year due to political unrest), 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. I've also started volunteering at an orphanage in Tijuana with my church.


Author of the memoir, Hindsight: Coming of age on the streets of Hollywood and the middle school fiction series: The Resilience Group. There are a number of works in progress, including 2 stand-alone YA books.

Carmen and Isaac, during a recent holiday vacation to Lake Tahoe.

Carmen and Isaac, during a recent holiday vacation to Lake Tahoe.