Dr. Kathleen Evans grew up in Spring, Texas and attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma for her undergraduate education. She received degrees in both biochemistry and journalism and was interested in tying mass communication, health literacy, and education together. She completed her honors thesis on the effect of pesticides on blow flies and porcine carcass degradation. Dr. Evans also spent summers performing laboratory research on signaling pathways of pancreatic adenocarcinomas. She graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Evans went on to attend medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. There, she studied mechanisms of development of pediatric rhabdomyosarcomas. She volunteered at free clinics and was on the leadership committee for the annual free community health fair. She was a member of UT Southwestern’s inaugural chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Evans went on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. While in residency, she did research studying telomere syndromes with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Division of Hematology. Ultimately, Dr. Evans decided to remain in St. Louis and pursue a career in general hospital medicine and inpatient care. She currently works in the Division of Hospital Medicine and is interested in hematology-oncology and medical education. When not working in the hospital, Dr. Evans likes to run in the park, spend time with her two cats, and go hiking and backpacking.