My background and original degrees are in the biological sciences. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas in 1998, I moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and entered graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I earned a Master of Science degree in oncology in 2001. I continued to work in the Oncology Department after graduation and served as a researcher and laboratory manager for over nine years in the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Ross. When Dr. Ross neared retirement, I began to think about my next career move and decided to transition out of the laboratory and into administration.
My transition into administration began in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin, and I started as the graduate program coordinator for the Ph.D. program. After nine months in the position, I was given a portion of the departmental administration duties in addition to my duties as the graduate program coordinator. In July 2012, I relocated to Tampa and entered the world of graduate medical education (GME) as the assistant director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at USF Health. In 2016, I completed an MBA at the University of South Florida. In 2018, I was promoted to Director for Graduate Medical Education at USF Health.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and watching Razorback and Packer football and Lightning hockey. My family and I greatly enjoy the many attractions located throughout central Florida.