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Vivian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, in 1999. She later returned to FIU to obtain her Master’s in Public Health degree in epidemiology in 2008. After eight years dedicated to medical research, she missed interacting with patients and decided to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western Carolina University. Upon graduating in 2018, she joined the team at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Region.

Vivian moved to Asheville from Miami in 2014 with her partner and fur baby. As a Miami native, she is fluent in Spanish. In her personal time, she practices mindfulness, yoga, and meditation as well as enjoys nature walks.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree, Western Carolina University
  • Master of Public Health Degree, Florida International University
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Florida International University