Dr. Kristin Schick Fonseca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating from Collierville HighSchool in 2006. She attended theUniversity of Tennessee at Martin, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organismal Biology. She then attended The Southern College of Optometry, earning a Doctorate of Optometry in 2014. She graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society. She spent three years serving in StudentVolunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH) at SCO and served as the secretary of the organization in 2013. She further completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at The Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs MedicalCenter in 2019.