Dr. River is from a small town in rural Iowa. She studied biology and English at Iowa State University, and completed her Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Iowa. After medical school she completed emergency medicine residency at the University of Arizona.
She practiced in Oregon prior to moving to Oklahoma where she currently practices emergency medicine and cannabis medicine. Dr. River also works part time as a drag race track physician and with a community health improvement initiative in Haiti. Her interests in medicine include public health, health communication, and international medicine.
When she is not at work, Dr. River enjoys traveling, kayaking, gardening, cooking, playing softball, and spending time with her family.