Supervisor, Newborn Screening,
Public Health Lab
18 years of service
Got any favorite quotes?
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– John Muir
Who inspires you?
For me, inspiration comes from within. The desire to do a good job and make a difference have always been important.
If someone was interested in a public health career, what advice or encouragement would you give them?
If you are interested in a public health career, find someone to shadow so you can identify where your interests are. Then, realize that you are never going to be rich but you will be rewarded with a career that is never boring and makes a difference in the lives of many, if not all, Oklahomans.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had in public health?
We know we are making a difference in what we do on a daily basis. Sometimes we get feedback from families who let us know how appreciative they are that newborn screening exists and how it saved the life of their child. Knowing you played a role in that is a great reminder of why we are here and is extremely rewarding. How many people can say they make an impact in the lives of all Oklahomans?