Lela graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy and Psychology in 1998.
She has worked in patient rehabilitation in acute rehabilitation setting, acute hospital setting, and outpatient setting seeing patients with both orthopaedic and neurological conditions.
Prior to working at Precision Physical Therapy, she worked at Dominican Hand Therapy from 2006-2016 and worked at Dominican Hospital from 2001-2006.
She has completed many advanced training courses, becoming a Certified Hand Therapist is 2013.
She became interested in Occupational Therapy while in school due to its focus on a holistic approach and focus on activities of daily living. She loves finding adaptive methods for her clients to continue to do what they love until they are healed. She did her volunteer work with a Certified Hand Therapist and fell in loving with the art of splinting.
She has lived in California Bay area her whole life but has traveled abroad in previous years.
She lives in Santa Cruz area with her husband and young son. She enjoys hiking, dancing, fishing and playing with her son.