My clinical interests include cancer and blood disorder genetic counseling, or talking with families about how a personal or family history of cancer or blood disorders can impact their, or their children's health. I help with the entire process of genetic testing: before, during, and after. My goal is to help families identify strategies for early detection or prevention of future health problems. For more information, please see the Cancer Predisposition Clinic Webpage: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/cancer-and-blood-disorders/programs/cancer-predisposition-clinic/
My hope is to participate in reducing health disparities and improving the health of children and their families. I strive to provide personalized genetic counseling care with compassionate listening, assessment and support, while facilitating culturally sensitive informed decision-making.
In my personal time, I am usually busy taking care of my 3 amazing children. I have played, coached, and officiated soccer, and I enjoy running and socializing. I am a University of Michigan alumnus too, Go Blue!
I am dedicated to helping students learn about the opportunities for a career in genetic counseling. I am always happy to talk to or meet with prospective students, and I have spent much of my career working on diversity and inclusion efforts.
I have spoken on a variety of cancer and bone marrow failure genetic counseling topics including issues related to the ethics of genetic testing in minors, psychosocial considerations, clinical topics and rare syndromes, how I started and built a new pediatric clinical service, somatic vs germline genetic testing, research and manuscript review, etc.