“I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Science and helping people have always been my passions.”
Dr. Poore went on to graduate with distinction from University of Missouri College of Optometry in St. Louis. Her hard work earned her the honor of membership into the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry. She also dedicated her time and talents to international aid organization Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH) and Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments.
Like Dr. Brinton, Dr. Poore stands out among her peers. She was awarded the Contact Lens Clinical Award and Missouri Optometric Foundation Clinical Optometry Scholarship for excellence in clinical skills, patient rapport and her keen interest in research. She also received an award for exceptional service as a student ambassador.