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Jennifer Arnold
Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold

Houston, TX USA

"If it's not meant to be, you'll find out for yourself. But don't let anyone persuade you."

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Jennifer's work combines: Medicine, Television, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Pediatrician/TV Star [TLC's The Little Couple]

I'm an advocate for neonatal and pediatric health, infertility, adoption, and Thinking Big!

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Biology/Biological Sciences, General

    University of Miami

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    University of Miami

  • Doctorate

    Clinical/Medical Social Work

    Johns Hopkins University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Because she'd had so many surgeries as a child, she'd been around doctors, had an interest in medicine.

  • 2.

    She wasn't sure if she would be able to be a doctor because of her height.

  • 3.

    Realized that no college student knows if they can be a doctor; "you haven't done it yet."

  • 4.

    Went for it, made it clear in her essays that she was a little person.

  • 5.

    Was accepted into her dream school, Johns Hopkins University; they didn't think her height would be a problem.

  • 6.

    Felt good about that acceptance because at other schools, she'd had to spend her interviews defending her abilities.

  • 7.

    Says her resilience comes from her belief that "life is short"; she wants to enjoy every moment she can.

  • 8.

    Now works as a neonatologist at Texas Children's Hospital and stars on a reality show about her family life.