DarcieMs. Larimore-Arenas joined the Touro University California Joint PA/MPH Program in January of 2016. Darcie has practiced clinically in orthopedics in Marin County and family medicine at a Sonoma County Federally Qualified Health Center, where she also directed a pediatric obesity group called PLAY. Ms. Larimore-Arenas has been the lead provider at a local Student Based Health Center and guest lecturer in high school and undergraduate courses. Ms. Larimore-Arenas holds a bachelor degree in Biology and Spanish from Sonoma State University and is a graduate of the Touro Joint PA/MPH Program Class of 2012. In addition to lecturing and coordinating courses for Touro, Ms. Larimore-Arenas is a preceptor for clinical year students.

Q: What inspired you to come back to Touro?

A: I was inspired to come back to teach at Touro because I had such a strong and positive experience here. The faculty are dedicated and wonderful educators and people, so I was excited to be a part of this team.

Q: In what ways have you been trying to improve your classroom or the community?

A: My goal to improve the classroom is to make the experience as case-based and realistic as possible. I integrate a team approach and project-based learning because healthcare is a coordinated effort. Outside work, I volunteer with PTA, our school district, NorCal Hockey and Little League because our community is what we make it!

 Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

A: I enjoy gardening, beekeeping, sewing, hiking and watching my sons play baseball and hockey.

Q: What was most memorable about your experience at TUC?

A: The sense of family and camaraderie I felt at TUCA was the most memorable part of my education. I would not have been successful without the support of my classmates, the faculty and staff.