Lilyan is the smiling face and warm voice you will often times be greeted by on your first encounter at Gee Eye Care. A team member and administrator since the very beginning, she has helped train each of the other team members in her expertise; exceptional customer care, insurance verifications and office efficiency. A native of Mississippi, Lilyan received her business degree from the University of Mississippi. In her free time, she enjoys singing in the church choir and participating in various community projects. Her favorite food is seafood and she is a huge sports fan.
Kenneth was born in New Jersey, but raised in both the Philippines and Houston. He is the second eldest among his three sisters. He earned the title of Battalion Commander after 4 years of dedication at Hightower High school’s JROTC program from 2007-2011. After high school he enlisted in to the Army National Guard now ranked SPC. He is currently attending the University of Houston for their new Pre-Nursing Dual Degree program but gradually gaining new interest in the Optometry field. On his free time he enjoys singing karaoke, working out, and eating out!
Vy was born in New Orleans and lived there until Hurricane Katrina hit. After the storm, she moved through a couple of cities in Texas. For college, she settled in Houston and attended the University of Houston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an aspiring optometrist herself, during her undergraduate career she was very involved as a member of the Pre-Optometry Professional Society. In her free time Vy enjoys writing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. She is also a big adrenaline junkie and has a goal of going to all the theme parks throughout the world one day to experience every coaster there is!
Brenda was born in the cities of Los Angeles, California, but raised in the suburbs of Orange County. She moved to Houston at the age of 8. She attends University of Houston majoring in Psychology and minoring in Nutrition. Since high school, she continues to be an active Red Cross member. She has aspiring goals as an occupational therapist, but has grown a great interest in the optometry field with the time she has spent at Gee Eye Care. She spends most of her time at school or studying. On her free time, she likes to make time to hang out with friends, enjoy the outdoors, and explore nature. Her biggest wish is to travel the world and expand her knowledge about different lifestyles, people, culture, and just to simply enjoy life.
Afshan was born and raised in Houston. She currently is studying at the University of Houston where she is majoring in Biology and Health with a minor in Kinesiology. Her plans are to graduate in the Spring of 2016. All throughout her college career she was involved in the Pre- Optometry Professional Society and has participated in over 50 vision screenings. She had her mind set to pursue a career in optometry ever since she wore her first pair of glasses when she was 8 years old. Gradually her entire family was wearing glasses and this made her even more determined that this was what she wanted to do. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, participate in dare-devil activities, read books and try new foods. Her biggest wish is to go on mission trips and help aid in visions tests and soon travel the world.
Jessica is a native Houstonian as well. She graduated from Kempner High School and continues her studies at the University of Houston. She is majoring in Nutrition and minoring in Biology. Her interest in optometry started at her first visit to the optometrist in middle school. Aside from academics, she served as treasurer for the Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS) at the University of Houston for the 2015-2016 school year and continues the position in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. In her spare time, she likes to run, venture out to coffee shops, spend time with her friends and family, and play the guitar.
Thuria spent her childhood through early teenage years in Irvine, California. She moved to Houston the summer of 2008 before beginning her freshman year at Westside High School. After many encounters with the profession through extracurricular activities, shadowing, and active involvement in Health Occupation Students of America, Thuria knew she wanted to be an optometrist. She went on to be an officer and active member of several organizations throughout her time at the University of Houston and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Health in May of 2016. She enjoys painting, spending time outdoors, and trying out new restaurants with friends and family. Upon graduation from optometry school, Thuria hopes to use her knowledge to aid in preventative healthcare, advance ocular technology, and give back to both surrounding communities and third-world populations.
Christine was born in New Jersey and raised in Austin, TX. During her childhood, she was very involved at her church and became a catholic youth leader still to this day. She is currently a student at the University of Houston, majoring in Biology and minoring in Health. She is a dedicated member of Pre-Optometry Professional Society and an aspiring optometrist. The love for optometry stemmed from office visits with her local optometrist since she was little. She hopes to give back to the community and extend a helping hand to third world countries. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, listening to music, and going on dog walks.