Merlinda was born and raised in Eugene, OR and is the second youngest of 6 siblings. She moved to Portland for college and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Portland State University. She plans to return to school sometime in the future to work towards her degree to be a Psychotherapist. Merlinda loves meeting new people and making strong and positive connections with them. She is excited to bring this positive energy to Asula and its patients.
In her spare time, Merlinda loves long walks through the city and surrounding parks and trails, biking, writing, meditation and yoga.