Pediatric Alliance — Jefferson Hills (1 year)
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Education: Northglenn High School in Northglenn, Colorado/University of Colorado- Boulder (Bachelor of Arts with double major in Environmental Biology and Integrative Physiology)/Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine).
Training: University of South Carolina Pediatric Residency Program in Columbia, South Carolina.
Professional Interests: I am very passionate when it comes to childhood obesity. There are few things that can have a bigger impact on a child’s life than a healthy lifestyle.
Personal Hobbies: Baking and spending as much time as I can with my 1 year old son.
Why I Chose Pediatrics: I have always been fascinated by the human body and how it works. Combined with loving to work with kids, pediatrics was the perfect choice.
What I Love About Pediatrics: Everything! It is such a privilege to take care of children. I love watching them grow and evolve, and it is so special to be a part of their lives.
Patients Have Taught Me: That what really matters in life is family, health, and being loved. If you have those things, everything else is good.
Dogs or Cats? Dogs.
Favorite Vacation Spot: Outer Banks, NC
It’s Not Pizza Without: Pepperoni. (Chicago style is the best!)
Now Playing On My iPod: I love music that makes me feel happy, so right now Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” is on repeat.
Favorite Food: Cheese grits. I’m originally from Mississippi, and therefore love all Southern food. Cheese grits are my go-to comfort food.
On My Bucket List: I would love to travel to all 50 states.
Who Plays Me In My Hollywood Biography: The actress Jenna Fischer (she played Pam in “The Office”). I am told constantly that I remind people of her.
One Brain I’d Like To Pick: My grandfather’s. He was a pediatrician for over 40 years. Unfortunately he passed away while I was in high school and I never got the chance to chat with him about his experiences in pediatrics. I would love to know what practicing pediatrics was like for him and the advice he would give families.
Favorite Season: Fall. The crisp air, beautiful scenery, apple cider and pumpkin bread… it doesn’t get any better.