Alumni Spotlight: Tierra Range Mosher ’16

Tierra Range Mosher grew up in Shreveport, LA and attended Centenary from 2012 to 2016. During her time at Centenary, she served as an RA, Student Ambassador, Maroon Jacket, calculus and organic chemistry tutor, member of the tennis team, an officer of the Alpha Epsilon Delta health honor society, and Chief Justice of the Honor Court. After graduating from Centenary, she attended LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine where she became passionate about serving the community she grew up in, and founded an organization called Medical Students Against Addiction which served to educate and spread awareness about drug addiction and to help those in recovery maintain hope and establish a positive future. She then moved to Houston, TX to complete a pediatrics residency through Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital. It was also in pediatrics residency where she decided that she wanted to serve the pediatric population through making an impact in obesity medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency last June and is now a first-year pediatric gastroenterology fellow at Stanford University where she is developing the tools necessary to pursue a career in Obesity Medicine and medical correspondence.

What advice would you give to young graduates as they begin navigating the professional world outside of Centenary?

“My advice for younger graduates is to utilize those skills so beautifully provided by our dear professors at Centenary. It was at Centenary that I discovered the necessary diligence to persevere through medical school, as Dr. Chirhart curated such an incredible pre-medical curriculum. My passion for obesity medicine was ignited through Centenary’s Nutrition course, where I first learned about the gut-brain axis and its role in hunger cues which will serve as my area of research focus during my time in fellowship at Stanford. My first time explaining scientific concepts to the general public on YouTube occurred while at Centenary, and my first several videos were filmed in the rose garden in front of the SUB. The passion to pursue a Master’s in Health Policy came from my time working with Dr. Ciocchetti who taught me the importance of medical advocacy through the organization Sante where I began doing the majority of my medical volunteerism. These skills will continue to carry over! It is also important to prioritize networking as early as possible. The world is smaller than it seems, and everyone truly is within six degrees of separation, which sometimes can be just enough to open the right doors for you at the right time. Best of Luck!”


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