I was born in Bogota, Colombia in the year of the Dragon (1976). My family immigrated to the suburbs of Los Angeles shortly after. As a child, I was encouraged to learn martial arts and was introduced to schools of Eastern thought. Early on, I fostered a love of the sciences, language, art and politics. I received a Bachelor of Arts from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master’s of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco.
I am a licensed Acupuncture Physician in both California and Florida, an herbalist and a certified Tui Na massage therapist. Apart from running a successful practice in San Francisco, I was an assistant instructor for Tui Na and a handful of other core courses at ACTCM for over 7 years.