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Why I Do What I Do

I grew up in Southern California as the daughter of two immigrants from Taiwan. A strong work ethic and compassion for others was the core of our family values. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and pass on the luxuries in life I felt so lucky to have.

After I had my own baby in 2022, it really hit me how much we need to protect our planet for future generations, to leave a legacy behind of health and safety so that others can enjoy and explore nature and the Earth as I do. I became interested in climate advocacy after I got my first electric car and now I work with community organizations on legislative advocacy for climate action and raising awareness about how children’s health is intertwined with the health of our climate.

I graduated from a combined undergraduate and medical school program at Boston University, completed pediatrics residency in Southern California, and specialized training in preventive medicine and public health in South Carolina. Through my travels, I’ve learned what it takes to help children in every city lead healthy lives.

I work everyday to:

Empower youth and young adults to pursue their passions

Educate parents on the latest advice on raising healthy children

Elevate children’s health and preventive medicine ideas into public policy.

As a pediatrician, I see how bad public policy can impact children’s health and as a preventive medicine specialist, I see what solutions could be implemented to improve health at the population level.​

My work is in the pediatric office, in the community, or on the capitol steps. I’ve even gone to other countries on medical mission trips to serve those in need using my Spanish language skills.

All my pursuits center around one message – everyone deserves the chance at a healthy, happy life, no matter their race, gender, or socioeconomic background.

My goal is to pass forward the privilege I had growing up the way I did – to help other people achieve their fullest potential.

Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed
~Michelle Obama

Combined Medical Program Consulting

As a graduate of Boston University’s 7 year combined medical program, I know how much dedication it takes to plan for your future career as a high school student. I mentor junior and high school students on the journey to medicine through dual degree programs like BS/MD or DO. I have extensive experience in college advising and essay editing. I love meeting students and figuring out how to highlight each students’ unique personality and commitment to medicine with captivating personal statements. My former students have gotten both into strong undergraduate colleges as well as dual degree programs. Find out more about Perfect Med at or schedule an intro call with me.