I was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation and decided to move to Flagstaff after undergrad to pursue my passion in veterinary medicine closer to home.

The importance of animal health and husbandry for livestock in my native traditions are what opened the doors to veterinary medicine. I pride myself in exposing myself to the many avenues within the vet field (Rescue, Rehabilitation, General Practice, Laboratory, Emergency/Critical Care, etc.). Each year make I it a goal to try a new hobby. So far, my most consistent hobbies are hiking, camping, biking, painting, horseback riding and my ultimate favorite pastime is roping. This year climbing is my newest addition.

Currently I am expecting my first baby and in five years I hope to have a small farm with my wonderful husband and children. While still growing my knowledge in Veterinary Emergency/Critical Care…I absolutely love it.