Dr. Blenkush received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of California at their Davis, San Diego, and Los Angeles campuses. She did further study in public health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. After graduating, Dr. Blenkush moved to Oregon and began working at Emanual Hospital, in the clinic and nursery. She moved from Oregon to Alaska and, shortly after, started working at LaTouche Pediatrics on a part-time basis. Over the years, she has been working more as her children have gotten older. Dr. Blenkush loves working with children and their families, helping them when they are ill and watching them grow and develop. When she is not in the office, Dr. Blenkush enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with her family and friends. She frequently hikes, bikes, skis and camps. She also gets out almost every day with her dog for a neighborhood walk.