When you’re thriving in a profession that combines your two favorite subjects — art and science — it’s a win-win. And Clara Griffey (’05) is now making the most of that as a practicing dentist in her hometown of Waco.
“I love that as a general dentist, I get to do a wide variety of procedures and see many different types of patients,” Griffey said. “I love working with my hands, and I love how artistic dentistry can be. It also uses concepts in engineering, physics, medicine, and is now incorporating a lot of technology.”
She said she never felt forced to follow a certain path at Vanguard, which was good for her because she had so many interests.
“Since Vanguard is so small, you can be on the basketball team and play in the orchestra and not be boxed into a particular stereotype,” she said. “Vanguard was like a family, and the teachers and staff expressed genuine interest in us as students and as people.”