Hello! I received my doctorate from the nationally accredited Naturopathic Medicine program at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. The Naturopathic Doctorate program is a 4 year full-time medical training program that included 850+ hours of clinical experience.
My undergraduate degree is from Duke University with a BA in English and Chinese. After graduating I moved to China and worked in telecommunications for nine years, and then continued this work in Paris, France for five years. When my contract in France was up, I packed up my Beijing cat Serafina and we moved to the Quiet Corner, CT to learn organic farming.
I was a vegetable, sprout and superfood farmer for 4 years. During this time I also became a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. My farm, Serafina Says Farm, offered a CSA, sprouts, micro greens and wheatgrass, health coaching, juice cleanses, and wellness workshops. During this time I was inspired by Growing Power's urban farmer Will Allen to explore reuniting agriculture and medicine. Through this exploration I discovered Naturopathic Medicine.
I was raised in Woodbury, CT and I am thrilled to be home providing naturopathic health care to my local community.
Vision and Mission
My vision is to change the paradigm of health services from treating disease to delivering wellness.
My mission is to make naturopathic medicine a household name.
At a Glance
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree received from the University of Bridgeport School of Naturopathic Medicine, Summa Cum Laude
Recognized for Academic Excellence and Excellence in Naturopathic Philosophy, May 2020
Clinical training in general medicine with a special focus on nutrigenomics, homeopathy, botanical medicine, gastroenterology and functional testing
Developing Nature Cure treatment protocols for stress, anxiety, chronic disease and addiction
BA from Duke University in English and Chinese, Cum Laude
The Taft School, Cum Laude
Certified Health Coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Member of the American Herbalist Guild, American Institute of Homeopathy, Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, National Association of Environmental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine Institute