Sam graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She gained pediatric experience in PT school helping run an after school program to increase physical activity in kids with disabilities, researching the effects of martial arts on children with autism spectrum disorder, and acting as a personal care assistant for a young boy with cerebral palsy. After completing a pediatric clinical in Abilene, TX, she knew a career in pediatrics was the right choice for her! Seeing kiddos achieve their own goals to help make daily life easier and more fun became her passion. Sam has experience working in outpatient pediatrics and school based physical therapy. In her free time, Sam loves doing anything outside- including volleyball and softball, as well as hiking and running. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. Sam is so excited to be part of the CI team and work in such a fun environment!