Amalia grew up in Lake Oswego and attended Lake Oswego High School. In 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After college she moved to Colorado, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2019. She is passionate about the benefits of movement for physical and mental wellbeing and enjoys partnering with patients to help them enjoy their favorite activities to the fullest.
Amalia grew up playing soccer and became a distance runner when she competed for the club cross country and track team at Cal Poly. While in physical therapy school, Amalia enjoyed volunteering as a physical therapy provider and Spanish interpreter at a student-run free clinic as well as exploring the Rocky Mountains trail running in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Although she enjoyed her time in Colorado and California, Amalia is very happy to be back in Oregon. She enjoys cooking and eating with friends and family, reading (especially if you count audiobooks), and running. On weekends, you can find her exploring the Oregon outdoors with her husband, Ross, and their dog, Stenner.
What is your favorite Pandora Station?
The Lumineers, Passion Pit, Classic Rock
What is your favorite sport to watch? To Play?
To watch: basketball
To play: Spikeball
If you could only eat one food or meal for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
What is your Starbucks order?
Hot – decaf americano with soy milk
Cold – black tea lemonade
Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) through North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy