She/Her | Assistant Professor of Public Health
Employer: Pacific University
Moved Here from: Murfreesboro, TN on July 2022
Why did you move here?
I moved back to join the Department of Public Health at Pacific University (Forest Grove). I've been eager to return to the region for many years. I was born and raised in the Portland metro area and many of my family members live in Washington County.
What is one thing that you need/want from a community right now?
Although I am familiar with the region, having grown up here, I have not lived here for twenty years. I'm eager to develop a local professional network, especially to assist my Public Health students in finding internships and jobs.
What kind of civic connection are you interested in making?
Much of my research and advocacy work focuses on environmental and maternal health. I am interested in making connections that promote these efforts.