Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas at Austin (2007-11) BS, Neurobiology, Spanish minor
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L Foster School of Medicine (2012-16)
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2016-20)
Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine (2020-21)
Current Position: Geriatric Psychiatrist at Michael E. Debakey Houston VAMC
Board Certification: General Psychiatry (2020), Geriatric Psychiatry to be taken in 2022
Memorable Aspect of Fellowship: I have a few memorable aspects of fellowship. I enjoyed working with the diverse patient population of older adults found in one of the most diverse cities in the country. Working in many diverse settings, including inpatient, outpatient, and nursing home settings was another memorable aspect.
Providing mental health care in a great time of need during the pandemic was one of my most memorable aspects of fellowship – in our outpatient continuity clinic creating a grief group – and an incredible experience I won’t forget. I learned the incredible resilience of older adults. Finally, I am incredibly grateful and will always remember the support, kindness, and compassion from my co-fellow, Esi Bentsi-Barnes.