I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and attended high school in Bonners Ferry, Idaho where I developed a love of nature, hiking, and camping. I attended UT Austin (Hook-em!) and rowed for Texas Crew, then studied abroad in Sydney, Australia for a year. After receiving my B.S. in Biology in 2008 I backpacked around the world, then spent several months in West Africa volunteering at a hospital (and survived malaria). In the spirit of adventure, I settled back in Sydney for medical school where I lived before moving back to Texas and completing Family Medicine residency in Galveston.
Professionally, I am passionate about preventive and integrative medicine, mindfulness/meditation, and educating patients on the importance of mental health in relation to physical well being. I hold a 200-hour certificate in Integrative and Behavioral Medicine from the University of Arizona and am working on my certifications in Functional Medicine and Anti-aging.
I am married to a wonderful man, fellow Austinite Jason Jones, a successful realtor in town and we have two children, Twila and Wesley. I consider myself to be intelligent, thoughtful, direct and compassionate. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, wake-surfing, SCUBA diving, reading, yoga, hiking, trying new restaurants, and playing with my pups - Kali and Hank.