Prior to joining Loma Linda University, Dr. Saucedo worked as a staff physician at the University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic, Los Angeles, California, as well as a part-time staff physician in Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Prior to that, she was a substitute teacher for grades K–8 in the Lennox School District. She continues to mentor students and has given lectures at numerous schools including the Hawthorne Academy of Math and Science High School and Ascot Elementary School. She has gained leadership experience through her volunteer efforts in Tanzania, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Dr. Saucedo has been honored with the Latino Medical Student Association Commitment to the Community Awards in 2003 and 2004, a National Medical Fellowship Scholar from 2000–2002, and a California Community Service Scholar in 2003. She was also a Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Education Program Scholar in 1997.
Dr. Saucedo received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2004. She completed her residency in family medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency Program in 2007 and a Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California in 2008.