I graduated from the University of California at Riverside in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Upon graduating from UCR, I worked as a phlebotomist at Sharp Hospital in Coronado, California as well as Kaiser Permanente in Riverside. In the summer of 1999 I was accepted and began my career at Loma Linda. I completed my MS in anatomy in 2001 and now work for a pharmaceutical company.
My research involved whether or not the FGF receptors (1-4) are present in the rat retina, and where they are located.