Her background is in early childhood and family mental health, but she transitioned to oncology to be present with patients through their most vulnerable, scary and "real" moments. As both a social worker and patient navigator, she feels honored to guide her patients from the point of diagnosis — answering medical questions while meeting their psychosocial needs.
Cara's role is often deep, emotional and raw — and at other times logistical, simple and easy. But whatever she faces with her patients, her goal is to alleviate fear while making sure they receive exceptional care.
As a Spanish speaker, Cara loves working with the Hispanic and Mexican population in San Diego. She is able to meet, work with and support a wide range of people and cultures and is proud to be part of such a tight-knit community. She feels that everyone deserves the best health care in the universe, and strives every day to deliver that to her patients.