Working with children was always my dream. I initially thought I’d teach early elementary school or maybe go into nursing. It wasn’t until I myself needed physical therapy for a sports injury that I considered the field of physical therapy. While at Cleveland High School, I completed a clinical internship during my senior year shadowing a clinical nurse, an adult orthopedic outpatient clinic, and then landed a spot with a physical therapy assistant with Can Do Kids. She took me into some of our local schools where I now treat and I knew from that very first day that it was what I was called to do. I completed my core studies at Cleveland State Community College and transferred to Chattanooga State Community College where I graduated with my associates of applied science degree from their physical therapy assistant program in 2014. I feel blessed to be able to work within our local school systems helping my patients achieve their goals, allowing them to access their environment and participate with their peers throughout their day. I love getting to see my school and outpatient clinic kids make progress towards their goals, assisting their families along the way, and just getting to be apart of their journey whether it’s for weeks, months, or years.