Kaitlin was born in San Jose, CA and raised in Folsom, CA. She grew up in a loving, supportive mixed race family. Kaitlin attributes her compassion, open-mindedness, and love of meeting and interacting with new people to her wonderful family. Kaitlin graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a major in Molecular and Cell Biology after which she spent a year working in an ophthalmology clinic and another year working for an international health care aid non-profit based in San Francisco. Kaitlin is a proud Drew/UCLA medical student at DGSOM and couldn’t be happier with her school and her amazing classmates. Currently, she is a secretary three times over for LMSA, SNMA and her Drew class of 2017. Kaitlin is very proud to be a member of all three groups and plans to be a positive contributor to the three organizations during her time at UCLA and in her personal mission to better understand the causes of health care disparities, work to decrease the amount disparities and help diversify the field of healthcare.

Undergrad Institution: UC Berkeley

Hometown: Folsom, CA