Defying Odds: Learning from Jennifer Walden

Jennifer Walden explains her early attraction to sciences while highlighting her success and career progression that has inspired many to pursue their dreams. Her parents were both in the medical field and they greatly inspired her into becoming a figure in science. Jennifer traces her work ethics to the observations she made of her parents and how they handled their careers.

Jennifer Walden graduated from the Anderson High School and proceeded to the University of Texas, where she graduated with a degree in Biology. She then applied to join the Texas University medical school and got a position to further her knowledge in medicine. Despite being waitlisted, she managed to graduate as salutatorian in her class.

After her residency training, she moved to New York, where she pursued aesthetic surgery. While in New York, she became an associate of Dr. Sherrell Aston, a world-famous surgeon. She worked with Sherrell for eight years and acquired exclusive knowledge that would later place her at a prime position as a highly sought for professional in the medical field.

The urge to get a child brought her back to Texas, where she further pursued her career in plastic surgery. She decided to lead a single life and has been supportive to her twin sons (Houston and Rex). According to Walden, her sons have shaped her into a responsible person in every part of her life. She tries as much as possible to simplify everything on her way because she believes this is the best way to handle problems. For example, she lives near her office and her children are enrolled at a school that is close to her home. Additionally, she has a full-time nanny, who also lives in her home.

Jennifer is a rarity in her profession since there are not many female cosmetic surgeons. This, she says, has been a motivator to her and has pushed her to prove that even female doctors can make good and reliable aesthetic plastic surgeons. She has been helping women understand their position in the society and why they should stand up to the challenge like she has successfully done.


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