City of Birth: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Language Spoken: English, Spanish
Joined Team Helmus: September 2020
Degree: B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UC Davis, minors in Chicana/o Studies and Music.
What do you love about the Eye Care Field? What I love about the eye care field is the ability to improve people's quality of life. I strongly believe that our sight is our most precious sense, so by improving people's vision and overall eye health, they can complete their daily tasks as comfortably as possible. In addition, the eye care field is a very social profession and I enjoy being able to interact with patients and make long-lasting connections.
FAVORITE PART OF THE WORK DAY: My favorite part of my work day is being able to train new contact lens wearers. Often patients feel scared or doubtful that they can wear contacts. But as a contact lens wearer myself, I have been in the same position so it is extremely rewarding to help patients walk away happy and excited to see and experience the world a bit differently.
One of my passions is music. Whether it is writing songs/poetry, playing random chords on my guitar, or making Spotify playlists, my heart is beating to the rhythm of my favorite tunes.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS: My favorite actor is Michael Cera.
ONE THING THAT CAN INSTANTLY MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER: Hearing a Beatles song playing in the background.