Darcie is a Chico area native who has always had the goal of returning to the city of trees to care for those in the community she was raised in. She completed her undergraduate education at San Jose State University where she majored in Kinesiology and swam competitively on the team during her time there. After undergrad, she spent time working in Physical Therapy as a trainer in the Bay Area. Her journey to becoming a PA brought her to Oregon where she completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Pacific University. She was a Rural Health Care Track Scholar which provided her the opportunity to learn about health care specifically in rural areas. She has a lifelong passion for swimming and enjoys spending time hiking, biking, cooking, and exploring new places with her husband and dogs.