Arizona Storytellers: Dr. Sharon Thompson

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:07pm

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KJZZ is partnering with The Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.

Dr. Sharon Thompson
(Photo by Carlos Salcedo - The Republic)
Dr. Sharon Thompson shares her story at the Van Buren in Phoenix on Oct 11, 2017.

Dr. Sharon Thompson loved school as a kid. Many of her teachers instilled powerful life lessons, which led her to pursue higher education. Sharon knew she wanted to be a doctor but was a little burnt out after her undergrad. She decided teaching would be an easy way to take a break from learning. So Sharon applied and was accepted into Teach for America and was assigned to be a high school biology teacher in Los Angeles.

Dr. Sharon Thompson is an OB-GYN in Phoenix.

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