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Since I was little I have always had a fascination for anatomy. As a child, I loved to find animal bones weathered and damaged by the desert sun, and try to put their bodies back together. I followed this infatuation into my undergraduate degree when I studied Zooarchaeology and Biological Anthropology at the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. I found my passion in the study of how and why the body works the way it does. I like to apply these same principles to my practice and utilized them for my patients on their healing journey. During my studies I took a Medical Anthropology class that would change the course of my path. I wanted to take the information that I have gathered and put it into use to help the living instead of cataloging the dead. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine found me around this same time period when I had been coping with a chronic injury. A physical and mental pain that I thought would be with me for the rest of my life, began to fade or become manageable, and I was able to do the activities I thought I had lost. With that in mind, I have come to love integrative medicine and finding a middle ground where the old medicine works seamlessly with the new. One year later I began my new journey as a masters student at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Through my training I have found that I am drawn to, but not limited to, body mechanics, chronic pain and mental emotional discomfort. Ultimately, I want to collaborate with my patients, and empower them as we navigate the path toward their healing, and help them put their body back together.