I was born in Holland and  raised in Sumter, South Carolina.

palmetto state


I moved to North Carolina for college and completed my B.S. in Health and Exercise science at Wake Forest University.




I attended Vanderbilt University for medical school where I obtained both a medical doctorate and a masters of public health degree.




I then moved to Chicago and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University.




I worked as an obstetrician gynecologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)  for 5 years. I now work for the University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School where I am on faculty in the department of Women’s Health. I also serve as the Director for Diversity of Graduate Medical Education at Dell. I love my job because I get to care for women from teenage years all the way until their senior years. I also get to help recruit and support doctors from underrepresented minority groups. I consider this an awesome privilege. 




My husband Thomas and I met and fell in love in high school. We married right before medical school.



We have three beautiful daughters, Nayla and Naomi and Natalie, who I love more than words can express. We also have two dogs, Oscar and Ophie.