Patricia was born and raised just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a Fitness Professional concentration. During her undergraduate experience at Carolina, Patricia was involved in the UNC Club Cross Country and Track team, interned for several UNC Division I sports teams as a Strength and Conditioning Intern, and became certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She then earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2022. Patricia enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle through weight lifting, running, and hiking. She also loves traveling, game nights, and reading mystery novels.