I was born in Houston and grew up just north of the city in Spring, Texas. I was fortunate to grow up within 15 miles of each of my grandparents and many of my extended family members. I attended the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate degree in neurobiology. I then completed my medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. While in medical school, I found a passion for advocacy and started Texas Tech El Paso’s first gender and sexuality alliance and served as a medical student representative on the Dean’s Diversity Committee. I then attended UT Southwestern for general psychiatry residency where I continued work in LGBTQ mental health and advocacy serving as chair of the residency’s LGBT Inclusion Committee. As chair of the committee, I created and taught curriculum surrounding LGBTQ health for medical students, residents, and fellows. Through experiences in residency, I also discovered my enjoyment of working with the aging population and participated in the 2019 AAGP Honor Scholar’s Program. I helped develop the 2020 AAGP Gay and Gray series presentation concerning Living Long Term with HIV. My interests include geriatric psychiatry, sexual and gender minority health, medical education, and social determinants of mental health. My hobbies include puzzling, hiking, listening to music, and playing with cat- Chloe.