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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.


KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
kinesiologydept@rice.edu

(713)348-8816 (Office)
(713)348-8808 (Fax)

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

6100 Main St, MS-545 Houston, TX 77005

Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of Tudor Fieldhouse on the east side of the building. The easiest way to access our suite is to enter through the east side door that faces the intramural fields and Wiess College. You will then go up the stairway to the 2nd floor, and our suite will be through the open door ahead on the right.