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  • Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) Shreveport, May 2016. Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 2013. College of Education, Kinesiology, Human Movement Science major with minors in Business and Psychology


Professional Experience

  • Backstage coverage

    • So You Think You Can Dance live tour, 2018-present.

    • Dancing with the Stars live tour, 2020

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Oh. June 2017 – August 2020.

    • Completed a competitive orthopedic residency that includes diverse didactic education and mentored clinical practice with experts in youth orthopedic/sports medicine

    • Treating physical therapist for the general and dance clinic; faculty for the orthopedic residency

  • Scott Physical Therapy, Scott, La. August 2016-May 2017

  • Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, La. June 2016-May 2017


Professional Development

Continuing education

  • Integrative Dry Needling Foundational Course, July 2019

  • Spine Symposium, Cincinnati Children’s, March 2018

  • Career Development Day, Cincinnati Children’s.

  • CSM 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • UE Gross Anatomy and Cadaver Review, OPTA, 2017.

  • Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee, Kevin Wilk. Houston, Tx, 2016.

Professional associations

  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science

  • American Physical Therapy Association

    • Orthopedic Chapter member

    • Performing Arts SIG member

    • Female Athlete SIG member


Community involvement

  • Dance outreach: Injury prevention classes, injury screens, and pre-point evaluations for dancers

    at multiple studios in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, region

  • Pediatric sport-specific outreach

    • Injury prevention exercise classes for various soccer teams in the Cincinnati area

    • Interactive injury prevention class at Red’s Urban Youth Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio

    • Physical literacy education and outreach at the Liberty Center, Liberty Township, Ohio

    • PT Day at the Capitol 2015, Baton Rouge, La.

    • Lobbied for direct access for physical therapy.



  • Various presentations to CCHMC’s orthopedic and sports physical therapy residents

  • Performing a Pre-Pointe Assessment, CCHMC Sports Medicine MD fellows, September 2019

  • Injury Management of the Dancer: Treating the Recreational, Pre-Professional and Professional Dancer, Dance Medicine Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2019

  • “Youth Dance Injuries: How to Identify the Issue” blog for Pre-Point evaluations:

  • Upper Extremity Implications in Gymnastics and Cheerleading, CCHMC, 2019

  • “Risk Factors for Second ACL injury after ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of National Datasets” poster presentation at APTA CSM

  • Axial Contributions to Shoulder Pathology, CCHMC, 2018

  • Poster presentation and lecture for the Use of a Functional Electrical Stimulation Bike to Improve Cardiovascular Health in Spinal Cord Injury Patient(s) in a Clinical Setting, LSUHSC-Shreveport, 2015


  •   LSU Health-Shreveport Allied Health Professions Dean’s Award, May 2016

  •   Alpha eta Honors Society, LSUHSC Allied health, Spring 2016

  •   Dave Pariser Student Service Award 2015, Louisiana Physical Therapy Association, Spring 2015

  •   Summa cum laude, Louisiana State University, May 2013

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