Medical School: AT Still University-Kirksville, MO
I was raised on a small farm in Grand Island, NE, and as a child, I competed in rodeo and sporting events. As an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I played soccer and continue to be a Husker at heart. Eventually, I decided to join the military and began my career as a combat medic. I met my husband Ben, a fellow combat medic from Nebraska, in the military.
I served as a combat medic and flight paramedic in the military, and it was while serving in these roles that I discovered how much I loved caring for people and decided to become a doctor. During my third year at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ben and I had our daughter, then two weeks later he was accepted into MU’s physical therapy program. At first, it was tough being Husker fans and living in Columbia, but Ben and I have come to love Missouri and hope to stay here long-term.
I enjoyed every rotation during medical school and liked helping patients of all ages, so choosing family medicine was an easy decision for me. When I interviewed at MU Family Medicine, I liked everyone and knew the program was top notch, so my decision to train at MU was an easy one, too.
I still like playing soccer and for fun, we enjoy our dog, three cats, camping, playing cards, fishing and outdoor games. We especially enjoy taking our daughter to Columbia’s beautiful parks and trails.
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