Program: Health Sciences '09
I am a proud alumni of Rice University (BA Kinesiology - concentration Health Science, 2009) and 4 year letterman of the Women’s Track and Field team. Immediately after graduation, I worked for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Children’s Learning Institute as a data collector.
After gaining a year of experience in the workforce, I attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and obtained a Master in Science of Medical Sciences.
Post graduation, I began medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. While at Texas A&M, I was fortunate enough to broaden my experience in many ways outside of the classroom. I worked as a student ambassador, representing the medical school at fundraisers and community events. I also had the pleasure to serve as a student member of the admission committee and assisted in recruiting and interviewing potential medical students. I organized a blood pressure screening in concert with fellow doctors in training that raised awareness to the dangers of hypertension to an underserved area of Houston, Texas. I volunteered at Bryan’s Health For All Clinic and helped treat underinsured members of the Bryan and College Station community. Lastly, I served as a student member of TAMHSC Diversity Committee, recruiting minority students as well as addressing issues that minorities face during their educational experience. While at Texas A&M, I received the James A. Knight Award for Excellence in Humanities.
During my time in medical school, I was also approached to assist in writing a chapter called “Pediatric Airway Compromise” in the book Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (December 2014), and gained valuable exposure to yet another side of the medical education process.
During my anesthesiology residency at UTMB, I served as one of the chief residents of the program. Following completion of residency program in 2019, I am currently the Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Residency Program at UTMB in Galveston and am also an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology there. I serve as a Board Member At Large for the group Women in Anesthesiology and am currently a committee member for the American Society of Anesthesiology's Committee on Women in Anesthesia.