Jeannie's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Team Full Circle

JEANNIE DIXON

Unit Director
Rush University Medical Center

“Make up your mind that you won't be deterred.”

INTERESTS:

Medicine Science

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Family Passion Success Support & Encouragement Negativity Goals Planning Perseverance

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Has always been a people person who likes to talk, investigate, and engage.
  • Education was always important; when other kids were outside playing, she was inside studying.
  • Was interested in science and architecture from a young age.
  • Didn't pursue architecture because at that time black women were not encouraged toward those areas.
  • Went into nursing at the encouragement of her parents and developed a passion for it over time.
  • Became interested in mental health once she started working and saw the patients.
  • Had some negative people in her life who didn't want her to succeed, but left them behind.
  • Make up your mind that you won't be deterred, she says, then go out and do it.

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