Brina is a Tacoma area native and went to Wilson High School. She graduated from Washington State University in 2009 with a degree in Biology and option in Entomology. While at WSU, she had the opportunity to spend a summer in Yellowstone helping a graduate student study the ecological effects of the invasive New Zealand mud snail. After graduating from WSU, she worked as an ER Technician at St. Joesph’s Medical Center in Tacoma. She then went on to gain her Master’s in Physician Assistant degree from Heritage University in 2016. She completed most of her clinical rotations in Eureka, Montana and towns near Glacier National Park. Brina is very excited to be working in her hometown of Tacoma and to serve the students of the University of Puget Sound. In her free time Brina enjoys going on road trips to explore National Parks, camping and hiking, finding antique treasures, and spending time with friends and family.