Athlete Year of Birth: 1986
Athlete Lives: Santa Monica United States
WTS Ranking: No Ranking
ITU Points List:: No Ranking
In August 2004, her left foot was amputated following a recurrence of Synovial Sarcoma, a cancer that affects soft tissue, usually in the joints or extremities.
Start of sporting career
She completed her first triathlon in 2011.
Reason for taking up this sport
Her amputation forced her to a take a break from sports but after graduating from school she rediscovered her love of sports through the Challenged Athletes Foundation [CAF]. Shortly thereafter she completed her first triathlon and hasn’t looked back since. “I had always enjoyed running, and after my amputation, that is definitely what I missed the most.”
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Most influential person in career
“My mentor through CAF, Tara Butcher, has been an incredibly positive influence in my life. She has encouraged me every step of the way!”
She works at the University of California in San Diego, CA, as an administrative assistant.
Athlete Language: English, Spanish
Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2011
Athlete Education: International Relations - University of California , Davis, CA, USA
Athlete Hobbies: Hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Athlete Coach: Bernard Baski [personal]