Mintra immigrated to America in the early 1990s and lived in the Bay Area for most of her life. After high school, she joined the Navy as a Corpsman – where she learned to love medicine. After discharge, she attended San Francisco State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She moved to Southern California for her Master’s in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, a good hike, fishing and will take any opportunity to converse in Mien.