Get to Know Me
I aim to empower individuals and communities to thrive in transformation, abundance, and authenticity in all areas of life.
As the founder of Empowered Comm[you]nity, LLC, I serve as a Certified Professional Coach, consultant, and motivational speaker based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. I am also the podcast host of BIPOC Rising featured on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Through empowering folx in their pregnancy and postpartum journeys to advancing the culture of aging & quality of life during end of life stages, clinical practice as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) serves as one of the many ways I advocate for thriving in self-worth, ability, and well-being.
As a public health researcher with a focus in community health, I have led research to further identify needs and barriers within the immigrant and maternal health community. My studies have been featured at the 2019 and 2021 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2018 Saint Louis University Health and Social Justice Conference, and more.
I currently serve as member of the Board of Directors for Vitendo4Africa, a nonprofit organization rooted in welcoming, connecting and empowering immigrants. Through this, I lead efforts in community health research, program development, grant writing, and collaboration with community and national partners.
Outside of professional activities, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends; connecting with others through travel, food, & laughter; and being at the beach or local dance studio.