Dr. Mariposa's early professional experience has led her through many wonderful journeys and fortunate understudy with master herbalists Michael and Lesley Tierra, Renee Ponder, Jeanine Pollak, and acupuncturist Donna Leight, all of whom have opened doorways of knowledge to her.

Dr. Mariposa has been in private practice since 1988, and continues to travel and teach around the country. She is a sought-after lecturer and has presented numerously at Cabrillo College of Aptos, the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, Dominican Hospital of Santa Cruz, and the West Coast and Michigan Women's Music Festivals. Her ceaseless pursuit of herbal and healing wisdom on behalf of women in particular generated an interest by the public in her work on menopause, which culminated in the publishing of a guide and audio recording for women going through menopause in 1997, called "Menopause: a Comprehensive Approach ".

Mariposa lives in Santa Cruz, California. Two years ago, she earned a Doctoral degree in Applied Oriental Medicine from her alma mater, Five Branches Institute, where she is also a faculty member and lecturer.


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