- Bachelor of Science Biology University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
- Master of Science Exercise Physiology College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Philosophy of care
I strive to provide excellent care by working with people collaboratively to help them achieve wellness through medicine and a healthy lifestyle.
Why Sierra went into medicine
I started at St. Luke's in cardiac diagnostics and cardiopulmonary rehab as an exercise physiologist prior to attending my physician assistant program. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this population and helping people achieve their heart health goals. Through those experiences, I was inspired to pursue becoming a physician assistant.
Favorite advice to give patients
Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can help you feel well throughout all stages of life. I know change can be hard, so be kind to yourself and take small steps in the right direction that will help you achieve your heart-healthy goals.
The Northland is a wonderful place to explore with my family and friends. I am an avid gardener in the summer. I grow veggies, berries and flowers. Once the snow flies, I cross-country ski and compete in skijor racing with my dogs.