I was born in India and moved to Florida at the age of 3. I completed medical school in Virginia, then moved to Albuquerque for residency. My husband and I moved to Seattle in 2011, and consider this home. It is certainly the place that I feel most comfortable. My husband and I have a spunky 1-yearold daughter, and an overly exuberant golden retriever. They keep the two of us busy and entertained. There were two things that helped me pursue medicine. The first was my aunt, who is a neonatologist (a specialized pediatrician who cares for hospitalized newborns). I was amazed by the type of work that she did and wanted to be just like her. Second was my first visit to India. I was struck by the differences in the lives of my relatives there. I realized through volunteering in college that there are areas here just as in need of help. This guided me toward family medicine. At times, I travel to help others. I have spent a month in El Salvador and India on medical trips.