Arts, East Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
Master of Arts,
Japanese Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1996
Master of Traditional
Chinese Medicine, Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine, Seattle, 2001
For most of
my life, I was convinced that I wanted to be an East Asian Studies
scholar. But by graduate school, I realized I wanted to *do*, instead
of reading about what others had done. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal
medicine were the obvious choice - they would allow me to help people,
using all of the skills and talents I had cultivated my entire life.
I attended the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
in Seattle (now part of Bastyr University) and graduated in 2001.
I have had a private practice in Renton since then.
Since 2009 I have also been an instructor and clinical supervisor at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, where I supervise in the student clinic and teach tuina, qigong, sports and trauma medicine, and trigger point therapy.