Dr. Villarroel graduated from Tufts University in Grafton, MA. Prior to that, she attended Williams College graduating with a B.A. degree in chemistry in 2008. She has special interest in soft tissue surgery, public health/parasites, international campaigns/helping under served communities, and hopes to become certified in acupuncture in the future. In her free time, Dr. Villarroel enjoys traveling (has been to Galapagos several times among other places), the outdoors, cooking, crafts, reading, the ocean, and thrillers/comedies/horror movies. She currently resides with an elderly Jack Russell terrier and previously shared her home with a love bird, rabbits, gerbils, and a tortoise at various times. Birds hold a special place in her heart and she hopes to have a bird again in the future.