'The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson ‘Happiness in the ancient, noble sense, means self-fulfillment and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever God bestowed upon them.’ – Leo Rosten I used these quotations in my medical school admissions essay, and 30 years later, they still sum up why I became a physician.
Dr. Jewell enjoys spending most of her leisure time outdoors, hiking with her dogs, swimming in Barton Springs, and rowing on Lady Bird Lake. When relaxing, she prefers to read a good book. Dr. Jewell loves to travel, and most recently took her sons on a volunteer adventure to Kenya.
Professional Positions and Honors
- Member, Travis County Medical Society
- Member, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Volunteer physician, Volunteer Healthcare Clinic