I grew up in Crowville, where my father, Sheldon, works in offshore drilling and my mother, Joanne, is a homemaker. After graduating from Crowville High School, I pursued a BS in Chemistry from ULM. At the time, I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career. I received my Bachelor’s degree from ULM and, still being undecided on what came next, tried my hand at graduate school.
I attended the graduate program at Texas A&M University in College Station, where I quickly found out that I missed Louisiana and that I had no interest in being a chemist. Around this time, I was encouraged by Dr. Tom Colvin to take a few days in Winnsboro to shadow at Franklin Medical Center and see what medicine was about. Medicine, especially right here at home, really grabbed my attention right away, and I decided to attend medical school at LSU Shreveport. Now I’m in my 3rd year here at Shreveport, and just completed my first rotation in surgery. I’ve seen a lot of interesting people who bring a variety of personalities and problems to our attention here, and it’s been a great learning experience to start preparing me for anything I might find there in Franklin Parish.