Everyone who is successful had to start somewhere. While many people look at the success of certain people and believe that they just became overnight achievers or just got lucky, the real story behind success is often a long journey that is filled with obstacles and even setbacks. Dr. Jennifer Walden is one of those people who have overcame a lot of their struggles in order to reach the success that they are enjoying to this day. Her journey is one that is filled with her passion and since of purpose which is what propelled her to the level of success that she is enjoying to this day.
When Jennifer Walden has applied for medical school after receiving her bachelor’s degree, she was put on the waiting list. While that had to have been disappointing for her, she did not let it stop her. In her efforts of proving that she is a top choice for her field, she worked very hard and became a Salutatorian in her class. Afterwards, she started looking for an occupation that gave her the chance to utilize her creativity and her artistic passion. This is what got her seeking out cosmetic surgery. Another thing she liked about cosmetic surgery is that there are immediate results.
One passion that she has found is the desire to make people feel better about themselves. She specifically wanted female patients to feel better about their looks and who they are as people. She then started taking classes on plastic surgery at UT Galveston. Afterwards, she joined Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital under the aesthetic surgery fellowship program. They have only accepted one other person besides her. Her love of Manhattan has led her to spend about eight years in that city. She has started her own practice with the help of Sherrel Aston, her mentor.
Things have taken a slight turn for the better for Dr. Jennifer Walden. She wasn’t thinking about getting married or having kids while pursuing her career in her twenties and early thirties. When she reached her late thirties, she has found her desire to be a mother. Interestingly enough, she was not romantically interested in any men in her life. She instead had her children through IVF. After the birth of her children, she has chosen to return to Texas. She then started over and established her practice in Austin which gives her children the chance to be raised by family.