As a Latina growing up in East Oakland, Tina’s career mission has always been to serve her community. This led her to earn her undergraduate degree in Psychology and to her Masters work in Educational Psychology. After working in the field of Social Services for nearly twenty years, Tina decided to make a career shift and pursue a lifelong interest in the field of Herbal Medicine. This brought her to the Ohlone Herbal Center. For Tina, the practice of Herbal Medicine has brought many rewards, including an opportunity to continue to serve her community, as well as to connect with her Latina roots in the work with healing herbs. Her goal is to eventually return to the Latino community in a community health center, providing a complimentary healing alternative.