"The greatest wealth is health" - Virgil
When I started law school, I had little idea that I would end up pursuing a career in patient advocacy and healthcare law and policy. In law school, I had the pleasure of completing my clinical internship in the legal department of Palomar Health, the largest healthcare district in California. I learned about the inner workings of the healthcare system including risk management, compliance and regulatory affairs.
My favorite experience was teaching homeless high school youth about the basics of our legal system through the Street Law program, and watching my students compete against another school in a mock-trial competition at the San Diego Superior Court. And perhaps the scariest experience during my time as a law student was performing as my school’s representative stand-up comedian in the LAF-Off (Lawyers Are Funny) fundraiser at the House of Blues.
I am a licensed California attorney, and I work as a Fraud and Abuse Senior Investigator in the Special Investigations Unit at WellPoint, Inc. I love going to work every day knowing that I am using my legal background to make a difference within the healthcare system.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Values in Action||WellPoint, Inc.||2014|
|Values in Action||WellPoint, Inc.||2013|
|Pro Bono Honors Society||California Western School of Law||2011|
|Patient Advocacy Scholarship||Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation||2010|
|Academic Achievement Award||California Western School of Law||2008|
|Investigator Senior||WellPoint, Inc.||2014 - Present|
|Investigator III||WellPoint, Inc.||2013 - 2014|
|Associate||Murphy Jones LLP||2012 - 2013|
|Contract Attorney||Legal Aid Society Of San Diego, Inc.||2012 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|California Society for Healthcare Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|American Health Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Healthcare Antifraud Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Academy of Professional Coders||N/A||N/A|
|American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)||Issues in Diagnostic Medicine and Legal Implications for Patients with Rarely Heard of Disorders: Dysautonomia - An Overview||2013|
|California Western SOL||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Univ of California Santa Barbara||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|National Education Training Series||Dental Fraud||2014|
|10th Annual Catecholamine Symposium||Dysautonomia Patient Perspectives||2012|
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