Education: The University of Texas at Austin | BA, Art
“I want my daughter to know that it’s never too late to choose your dream.”
During his undergraduate years, Woody Green recorded soundscapes from his Texas Crew rowing practice. His efforts translated the coordinated clicks of eight oars powering through the waters of Lady Bird Lake into a kind of art — his major.
A wife, a daughter and nearly a decade as a paramedic for Austin-Travis County EMS later, Woody is again leveraging one set of experiences to shape another. This time, he’s bringing his background in emergency response to the Dell Medical School’s inaugural class.
As a paramedic, Woody witnessed firsthand how underserved families are forced to use emergency services rather than primary care physicians. The experience drives his desire to focus on “those with the least” as a physician, and to pursue person-centered care and community-driven initiatives.
“I really feel like I fit here,” says Woody, smiling as he describes the numerous mentors and peers he’s connected with since accepting his admission to the medical school. “Every person is inspiring. We’re drawing a lot of talent from around the country — people who are dedicated to rethinking traditional care.”
Joined: A special ops/tactics paramedic group that supports Austin SWAT teams
Completed: The Texas Water Safari Race, a 260-mile endurance canoe challenge that ends at the Gulf of Mexico