Dr. Maggie Wertz graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree in 2011 from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a major in Chemical Biology and minors in Spanish, Theology and Aerospace Studies. Maggie gained her commission into the Air Force through AFROTC at SJU and she attended the Aerospace Medicine Primary courses in 2012 and 2016 to gain her wings. She plans to diversify her long commitment in the Air Force with aspirations to serve in both leadership positions and academic medicine. Dr. Wertz is originally from New Jersey as is her husband, Eric. Outside of work she enjoys playing with her loving dog, Ana, cooking, exploring new breweries and beer tastings and she absolutely thrives on quiet moments with a good book.