I was born and raised in Fresno, California with my two brothers and mother. After high school (Edison High), I received my B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at UC Davis. I then completed a post-baccalaureate program and worked as a dental assistant before attending dental school.
I graduated from the University of California, San Francisco followed by a two-year pediatric dental residency at NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. This program was a community clinic based program that prided itself on its clinical and operating room experience. It included treating children with special health care needs, complicated medical histories, and many with early childhood caries.
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging with family and friends, being outdoors, watching football, playing soccer, and planning events. I am obsessed with HGTV and home décor. My husband grew up here in Bakersfield so I already feel a part of the community. I am eager to join the Sturz & Abby team and help local children with their oral healthcare needs.