Academic research experience easily translates into an array of project management, people management, and public speaking skills.

Leadership Experience

University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas Medical Center

(under construction)

Kansas City University of Medicine

OMS-II Phase Director

  • Responsibilities associated with KCU-COM Curriculum

    • Direct, advocate, manage curricular philosophy with faculty, staff, and leadership

    • Support curricular mapping, ensure continuity across pre-clinical years, and work with departments to strategically deliver curriculum in accordance with KCU-COM philosophy

    • Serve as administrative course director for all courses in OMS-II year.

  • Responsibilities associated with student engagement and outcomes

    • Maintain a high profile among the OMS-II student body as a manager of KCU-COM curriculum and learning

    • Emphasize student-focuses goals in accordance with KCU-COM mission and vision.

    • Monitor academic progress of all students in OMS-II

    • Serve as liaison between students in OMS-II and administration.

    • Serve as an additional adviser to students and support student success while promoting their health and well-being.

  • Responsibilities associated with upholding KCU institutional values

    • Integrate the values of integrity, compassion, excellence, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, innovation and heritage into daily activities, especially as setting a visible example for students.

Executive Director, MSSU-KCU Research Consortium

  • Roles & responsibilities

University of Kansas Medical Center

Society for Neuroscience - Kansas City Chapter

  • Co-President, Vice-president, Secretary, and Public Relations & Outreach

Student Research Forum - Chair of Fundraising


Teaching Experience

Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Somatosensory system

  • Pain

  • Special senses

  • Motor system

  • Reticular formation

  • Neurotransmitters & excitotoxicity

  • Reward & addiction

Renal physiology

  • Glomerulus

  • Clearance

  • Body fluid balance

  • Reabsorption and secretion

  • Endocrinology of the renal system

  • Formation of urine

  • Micturition


  • Calcium and phosphate regulation

  • Hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axes

  • Adrenal gland

  • Erythrocyte physiology


University of Kansas Medical Center

molecular mechanisms of neural disease

  • Schizophrenia

  • Traumatic brain injury


  • Neurodevelopment of the hippocampus


Palmer College of Chiropractic

Clinical Teaching Assistant


  • Neuroanatomy of the peripheral nervous system


Clinical Experience

Pierce is a nationally board certified chiropractic physician proficient in neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and associated clinical sciences.  

Pierce completed two years of internships in academic and student health clinics as well as humanitarian aid abroad as a volunteer intern to the indigenous peoples of Viti Levu, Fiji. As a clinical teaching assistant, she worked with the attending chiropractic physician to lead a team of approximately 12 interns.



Pierce: front row, far right. Fiji, 2009.


national faculty

Pierce writes and reviews items for the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners COMLEX Level 1 and COMAT-FBS exams.



Pierce has volunteered teaching Sunday School, campaigning for state and national elections, and even Marshalling for the PGA tour at the John Deere Classic.

In her spare time, she is an advocate for fitness and completed her first triathlon in 2019. She is a member of United States Masters Swimming, plays golf and tennis, and enjoys exploring the trails and rivers across the Ozarks.

In her spare, spare time, she enjoys writing fantasy/sci-fi stories and someday wants to publish a novel.