From Birmingham, Alabama. Earned a BS in respiratory therapy at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Worked as a RRT at St. Vincent’s Birmingham for 5 years before attending perfusion school at Vanderbilt University. Earned certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology in 2017. Hired on as a staff perfusionist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the last two years as a senior perfusionist. Heavily involved in VUMC’s ECMO transport, Transmedics OCS Heart, and VUMC’s NRP heart procurement. Obtained Master’s in Management in Health Care from Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Business in August of 2020.