Life has been a whirlwind since leaving Pasadena in 1996! I took a year off and then headed to Philadelphia for medical school. I graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and stayed around for residency in plastic surgery where I met my husband, Adam. We were married in 2006 and ultimately finished with training and fellowship in 2009. My husband and I just welcomed our 5th child to the family in October, 2016. I am now back to work full time as a pediatric plastic surgeon in Kansas City caring for children with cleft lip and palate and other reconstructive needs.