Dr. Bretón received her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at California State University, Long Beach in 1987. She attended Medical School at UC San Diego and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1994. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. After completing her training she moved to the Bay Area and was employed at a community health center in Alameda County for 20 years. Dr. Bretón moved to Santa Cruz with her daughter to be closer to family. She looks forward to continuing her career working with the families of Santa Cruz to help promote healthy lifestyles and wellness. She is fluent in Spanish and is proud of her Latino heritage. Dr. Bretón began working as a Pediatrician at East Cliff Family Health Center in August of 2014. She welcomes children of all ages to her practice, from newborn babies to adolescents. On her free time she enjoys spending time at home reading, crocheting and gardening. She is a nature lover who loves all things outdoors including hiking and camping.