Heather Nennig, MD

University of Wisconsin

Born and raised in Cow Town USA, I grew up marveling nature's beauty in rural Wisconsin (and eating amazing and squeaky cheese curds!).  From a young age, my love of nature and volunteering inspired me to pursue a career in science and service.  I attended Ripon College, a small liberal arts school in rural Wisconsin, to study chemistry and biology.  While there, my passion of service blossomed and I became absolutely determined to help the less fortunate. 

After college, I attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and became involved in community health outreach and UW's student-run free clinic.  During third year, I participated in the TRIUMPH program, UW's urban medicine and public health program in intercity Milwaukee.  I also completed rotations in correctional health, rural medicine, and Native American healthcare.  All of these experiences broadened my view of underserved medicine and led me to family medicine.  When I grow up, I hope to practice rural, full-scope family medicine.

When I'm not at VCMC, I'm exploring Ventura's beauty by foot or bicycle, cross stitching masterpieces, or baking tasty treats for my classmates.