Teddie was born in Fernandina Beach, FL and spent her childhood riding horses and eating peaches in St. Marys, GA before attending college at Georgia Tech in Atlanta (Go Jackets!). She always knew she wanted to become a doctor but it wasn’t until volunteering on spring breaks at a small clinic in Ciudad Juárez that she discovered her passion for international medicine and public health. She received her MD and MPH degrees from the MCG/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens. Some highlights of her med school career include an internship with the WHO in Kiev, Ukraine where she analyzed health disparities among the Roma population; studying comparative global health systems at the University of Haifa, Israel; participating in the Ebola emergency response at the CDC as an epidemiology elective student; and volunteering at a hospital in rural Ghana. Away from the hospital, you might find her exercising her passport, dancing bachata, burning her tongue on delicious Indian food, channeling her inner Rita Hayworth, or experimenting with new activities (most recently paddle boarding and yoga). She is psyched to be in Miami for the opportunity to serve a diverse patient population and practice global health every day, her new family of incredible Med-Peds co-residents, and of course, the warm weather!