I am an instructor in the Medical Assistant program. I teach all of our classes both day and night. I am a Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants. I hold a Medical Assistant Diploma and Associate of Arts Degree from Clackamas Community College. I have worked as a Medical Assistant all over the Portland Metro area in primary care clinics as well as specialty clinics. I was also the Medical Assistant Student Externship Coordinator at the last clinic I worked for. I found working with students to enhance their skills and develop their confidence in the field to be rewarding. I decided to enter the teaching field as a Medical Assisting instructor so I could continue to work with student full time and I’m so glad I did. I love teaching and spending time with our students every day. Being a part of the process of a student going from feeling intimidated and doubtful about their ability to perform a new skill to, confident and elated that they can do something they maybe only imagined themselves doing is the best part of my job.