I was born and raised on a family farm in the rural Texas town of Cleburne TX. I received my undergraduate degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University. I then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio before continuing on to complete my Emergency Medicine residency at Indiana University. I had always had a passion for education and my plan all along was to pursue an academic career in medical education. After completing residency in Indiana, I returned back home to Texas and have been on faculty at UT-Southwestern since. I currently serve as program director for the EM residency training program here at UT-Southwestern. My clinical interests include: emergency ophthalmology, medical education, community service/involvement, and diversity and inclusion.