Dr. Kristal Kawamoto is thrilled to be returning for her 7th year on the AAOS board. A member since 2007, she has served as AAOS's 3rd & 4th year liason, New Graduate Membership Chair, Social Chair, & President. Originally from San Jose, CA., she received her B.S. in Physiological Science from UCLA, and graduated from Southern California College of Optometry with Beta Sigma Kappa honors.
While in school, Dr. Kawamoto continued to be involved with activities such as VOSH trips to El Salvador and serving as BSK Treasurer. Dr. Kawamoto currently practices in a busy private practice with 3 other optometrists in Torrance, CA. When she's not busy at work, you can probably find Dr. Kawamoto in the great outdoors: snowboarding, biking, camping, or some beach volleyball. She also loves cooking up a storm with friends and fulfilling her greatest passion: traveling the world.