I am a doctor, mother, and business leader who has proven my tenacity and resilience throughout my life and career.

With integrity, passion, courage, and compassion, I have dedicated myself to work to ensure everyone has a healthy and stable life.

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I am a doctor, mother, and business leader who has proven my tenacity and resilience throughout my life and career.

With integrity, passion, courage, and compassion, I have dedicated myself to work to ensure everyone has a healthy and stable life.

I was raised in Washington state in a working class family challenged by mental illness. A supportive community of neighbors, teachers, and friends helped me discover and realize my dream of becoming a doctor.

I’m the first in my family to go to college. My union job in an Albertson’s grocery store and financial aid from the University of Washington helped me earn my undergraduate and medical degrees. I want to be sure that others have the same support and opportunities that I did, like a union job with good wages and benefits and student financial aid that won’t put students under crushing debt when they graduate.

I am a critical care and lung doctor at Kaiser Permanente. I take care of the sickest patients in the hospital – those on life support and those who often at the end of their lives. In the clinic, I take care of patients with lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. I work with a team of dedicated professionals who include nurses, respiratory, speech and physical therapists, social workers, nursing assistants, and many others. It is a privilege to help care for patients and their families when they are most vulnerable. I’m present with them, listen to them, and learn from them.

I see, firsthand, the financial and emotional toll health crises take on families. We must address this in a meaningful and equitable way. Paid Family and Medical Leave was an important policy passed last legislative session to help families. There is much more to do.

I also see the direct and inequitable impact our climate crisis has on people’s health and well-being. Poor air quality and climate change adversely impacts patients with lung disease, particularly in low-income communities, and communities of people of color. We have serious work to do in Oregon to ensure the climate crisis does not continue to disproportionately effect so many people.

As a Representative, I promise to care for my constituents as I care for my patients.

I am running to replace Rep. Mitch Greenlick, who has served as the leading health care expert in the Oregon House for the last 17 years. His expertise will be missed, and I know I can fill that void in a meaningful and impactful way from day one. I can represent the voices of patients, the perspective of medical providers and I have the proven business and leadership experience to lead Oregon to being the first state in the nation with universal health care coverage.