I grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with my mom and two younger siblings. My mother worked as an ICU nurse and filled my childhood with incredible stories of the hospital, the doctors she worked with, and the patients whose lives she touched. Needless to say, I caught the medicine bug pretty early. I pursued a degree in biology at the University of Arkansas, and furthered my knowledge at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
The incredible bond between family medicine doctors and their patients is what initially drew me to the field. As the entry point into the confusing healthcare world, family medicine doctors are responsible for managing all of the patients’ ailments, treating the person as a whole, and sometimes even treating the whole family. It forges a bond that you don’t quite get with other specialties. I am very interested in rural full scope practice and OBGYN care, and I am incredibly excited to spend the next three years with the wonderful faculty and residents at Cox.
Nature is my happy place. I love hiking, camping, floating, climbing, and really anything involving the outdoors. If I’m confined to the inside, I also enjoy cooking or getting lost in a good book. No matter the activity, I can usually be found with my Jack Russell, Seizer, glued to my side.