I am a pathologist with an active imagination. When I am not devising fictional murder plots, I’m applying my detective skills towards the care of my patients.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. After two years as a practicing speech pathologist, I went back to school and obtained my medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). I have published numerous scientific articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
While serving as a tenured professor at UTHSCSA, I received numerous teaching awards including the prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s Piper Professor Award for excellence in teaching.
I am a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and I was elected to the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.
I also served as Vice-President and Chief Laboratory Officer as well as Interim Vice President for Science and Innovation for Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
I have been happily married for many years and my husband and I share our home with our two huge dogs.
I am currently working as a pathologist in San Antonio.