City of Birth: Newport Beach, CA
Language Spoken: English
Joined Team Helmus: February 2023
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS/DEGREES: In progress – Bachelor of Science with a major in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
Years of Optical Experience: N/A
What do you love about the Eye Care Field? I love the eye care field because it is rewarding to help improve a patient’s vision which can significantly impact their quality of life. My own experience with contact lenses highlights the transformative effect that vision correction and eye heath can have. I find it fulfilling to make meaningful connections with patients and to be able to help ease their concerns or needs in any way I can.
FAVORITE PART OF THE WORK DAY: My favorite part of the workday is learning more from the wonderful team here. I learn something new every day and I feel lucky to be supported by a hardworking team. I love being a part of such a positive, encouraging, and lively environment because it fosters a sense of teamwork and camaraderie, which ultimately translates over to how we treat our patients with compassion, empathy, and attentiveness.
SIDE HUSTLES/PASSIONS/HOBBIES: As a big foodie, I love trying out new restaurants with friends and trying out new recipes to cook at home. I treasure quality time with friends when we go on walks, visit the Davis farmers market, or are just watching a funny movie. I also love to discover unique finds at thrift stores, putting together pieces that express my own personal style.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS?: I played piano for any years when I was younger, but I still love to challenge myself and play a couple of songs when I can. I love listening to podcasts, one of my favorites is the Huberman Lab by Dr. Andrew Huberman where I learn a lot of fascinating concepts about science and health topics.
ONE THING THAT CAN INSTANTLY MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER: Being around dogs instantly makes my day better, I love dogs and miss my family’s golden retriever so much. They are so playful and affectionate which always brings a smile to my face.