Tell Us a Little About Yourself
I was born in Seattle, WA into a very large and ethnically mixed family. Being the oldest of four to my mom, and the middle child of six to my dad, things were often challenging and unpredictable during my childhood years. After I graduated from high school, I dedicated all my time and energy into work, trying to figure out not only who I was, but what my purpose was in this world. A few years into working 3+ jobs, I decided I needed to make a drastic change in my life and relocated to the east coast, in an attempt to find myself. During my five years in New York, I learned not only so much about myself, but the importance of having a support system by way of family, friends, and/or community. In 2020 I decided to move back to Washington and start a family of my own, not quite knowing where I would end up, and what kind of jobs that I was going to pursue, I just knew that I would be happiest in a position where I could help others. Today I am happy with where I am at personally and professionally and am excited for the rest of my journey.
Do You Have Any Pets?
I do not have any pets, I have a 2.5-year-old son that keeps me on my toes every day.
Do You Have Any Hobbies?
My hobbies are: painting, hiking, going for walks, learning new arts and crafts, and spending time with my little guy.
What is Your Favorite Way to Relax?
My favorite way to relax is doing my own self-care while vegging out watching a good movie.
When and Why Did You Join Elevate Health?
I originally joined EH in February 2023 as a temp, not thinking that it would become a long-term position. About a month into my contract, I began to really understand what it is that we do, and I was determined to become a permanent member of the team.
What Kind of Work Do You Do at Elevate Health?
As the Assistant CBCC Program Manager I support the day-to-day operations of our team, work closely with our community partners, monitor our programs for quality assurance and see where improvements are needed, analyze CBCC data, and provide technical support for our care coordination system.
What Do You Like About Working for Elevate Health?
I love that my position here at EH allows me to help people in my community without being a direct service provider. I am lucky enough to be in a position that allows me to think outside of the box when it comes to helping people in need, and I do not have to always follow the ‘rules’ of big healthcare organizations that answer to the insurance companies and private payors. Instead, I am a part of an organization that pushes back and fights for the underserved populations and communities in need.
What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do in Pierce County?
My favorite thing to do in Pierce County would have to be enjoying all of the different parks that we have. Two of my favorites are Chambers Bay and Point Ruston.
What is Your Favorite Restaurant in Pierce County?
My favorite restaurant in pierce county is Balcon Express; you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
Are You Involved With Any Communities in Pierce County?
I am not involved in any Pierce County communities at the moment, I hope that once I finish school, I will have more time to spend getting to know the community more.