Dr Novota graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio School of Medicine and finished her residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Before coming to Marin Community Clinics, she worked at a federally qualified health center in Des Plaines, Illinois, working with the under-served community. She enjoys teaching families about preventive health through healthy eating and activity and finds it a privilege to be er~trusted to children’s care. Dr Novota is originally from Ecuador and enjoys interacting with different cultures. She speaks fluent Spanish.