University of Iowa Health Care
AGE: 35

Who are your local mentors?

Dr. Marta VanBeek, Dr. Janet Fairley and Dr. Sherree Wilson.

What is the best advice you ever received?

Follow your passion and be true to yourself in everything you do.

What was your biggest break?

The opportunity to attend medical school and complete a dermatology residency in the specialty I love.

How do you ensure a balance between work and your personal life?

Finding balance between work and home is challenging and needs a proactive approach. I have strict protected family time with my children. When I come home from work, all phones and computers are turned off until the kids go to sleep.

If you had $1 million to give, what causes would you support?

Programs aimed at diversifying our health care workforce, which, in turn, would ensure availability of medical services in underserved areas of the United States.

What is the biggest issue facing the Corridor?

Ensuring adequate health and mental care to our most vulnerable and resource-poor individuals.