Speaking

With a Bachelor's in Visual and Performing Arts for the the University of Southern California, the stage is my second home and sharing my story is second nature. 

From C-level industry professionals to brand-news patients, I am able to speak to a wide variety of excperiences and audiences.

 
 
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Stanford Medicine, Summit for clinical excellence, 2017

Stakeholders:  Clinicians, researchers, c-suite executives, administrative staff

Areas of focus: 

  • Transitioning from pediatric to adult care
  • Financial burdens
  • Valuation of service vs. cost
  • Expectations of transplant recipients

TEDMED, Frontline Scholar, 2017

Stakeholders: Founders, entrepreneurs, clinicians, artists, trailblazers, inventors, researchers

Areas of Focus:

  • Provide the patient perspective on new technologies
  • Question speakers and participants on prompts from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

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Sannibel Symposium, 2018

Stakeholders: Perfusionists, MDs, RNs, device manufacturers, technicians

Areas of focus:

  • Life while conscious on ECMO life support
  • Importance of humanity in the ICU
  • Preventing complications as an aftermath of extracorporreal life support

STanford Medicine X, Closing Patient keynote 2017

Stakeholders: Founders, MDs, RNs, researchers, scientists, patients, caregivers, changemakers

Areas of focus:

  • Defining citizenship in healthcare
  • Intersectional inclusiveness in the healthcare design
  • The importance of showing up
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MEdtronic, Cardiac Resynchronization & Heart Failure Quarterly Meeting Spring 2018 

Stakeholders: Device manufacturers, MDs, RNs, researchers, engineers, user experience officers

Areas of focus:

  • Pediatric experience with implanted medical devices
  • Adult experience with implanted medical devices
  •  Human-centered design

Stanford Medicine x | ED, ePatient Oral Ignite! 2017

Stakeholders: Founders, MDs, RNs, researchers, scientists, patients, caregivers, changemakers

Areas of Focus:

  • Gratitude and loss 
  • Perseverance in overcoming extreme odds
  • How changes in health affect identity
  • Setting informed expectations
  • How to face complications
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