Dr. Clark is originally from western Pennsylvania and obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh where she graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She then received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine where she established a medical student-run free clinic in Tyrone, Pennsylvania and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She subsequently completed residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University and was awarded several teaching awards for excellence in medical student education. During residency, she developed a quality improvement initiative geared towards augmenting knowledge of and comfort with caring for patients with surgical airways among physicians in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. She has published 24 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters and is interested in outcomes research and quality improvement. Dr. Clark is the current Sean Parker fellow in Laryngology, and she was drawn to the field because of the opportunity to address basic functions (voice, swallowing, and breathing) that are tantamount to the human experience and have tangible impacts on patients’ quality of life.