TO THE FIRE
PURPOSE. INSPIRATION. TRANSFORMATION. MEANT FOR MORE THAN MEDICORE.
These are the words that drive me. The concepts that motivate me every day. Who am I? A person reaching to fulfill these words with my life. I constantly fall short, but I learn and move forward.
But given that this is an about page, I’ll give you the standard information – if you want my CV, that’s a different conversation!
I am a daughter, wife, mother, friend and physician, among many other things.
I grew up in Northern Minnesota, where I met the man who has ever since been my partner in crime, inspiration and one of best husbands and fathers I can imagine. My love of science and service lead me to Medicine as my career choice. I completed medical school and my residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. After this, I wanted to develop specific expertise and therefore completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases, along with a Masters in Clinical and Translations Research at Mayo Clinic. I am currently an assistant professor of Medicine and, associate director of Infection Prevent and Control, at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
I am married to Michael Cawcutt, an amazing designer, brand developer, user interface/experience expert and blossoming educator. I have two children who make every day both an unending blessing and inspire me to live those words above to leave a legacy of impact that they can be proud of.
I have an amazing, supportive family and group of friends that have been the backbone of success. They say it takes a village to raise a child. This is not true. It takes a village to raise a human from birth to death. We all need a village and I am so incredibly fortunate to have mine.
Finally, what is it I aspire to? My passions are leadership and personal development. With these, I dream of changing organizational cultures, particularly the culture of medicine, into something greater, something more positive. Something inspirational.
Yes, that is a HUGE goal. But if we do not dream great things, we will not achieve them.
Dream greatly. Find Purpose. Inspire others. Lead transformation. Be more than mediocre.
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