Our second alumni spotlight features Andrew Muth, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out a glimpse into his life as a liberation whatever!
Cortina Community: Tell us a little about yourself, including details about your career, family, volunteering, and anything else you would like to share.
Andrew Muth: I graduated from Creighton in 2008 and worked as a paramedic for a year before getting my medical degree from Creighton in 2013. I just finished my pediatric training and am now starting a fellowship in Clinical Informatics. I married Erin Blaha (’08 Alum) in 2009, and we have 2 boys (Alexander: 3, Elijah: 1).
CC: Describe how your experience in the Cortina Community has influenced your life/career path. What were some things you learned through your involvement in Cortina?
AM: My experience in the Cortina Community has shaped me into the person I am today. I learned how to be a person for and with others by actively engaging people in my communities. I developed strong relationships that led to my involvement in mission trips and other service oriented activities. Through this, I gained more perspective on life in order to critically evaluate the issues we face today and reflect on their solutions. Specific to my career, there is a significant amount of inequality in healthcare, and I always try to consider this when treating my patients and navigating them through the system.
CC: What is your favorite quote?
AM: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss
CC: Who is your favorite Social Justice Warrior?
AM: Dr. Paul Farmer
CC: What is one piece of advice you would like to give to current Cortina students?
AM: Take advantage of all the opportunities you have through Cortina, Creighton, and the city of Omaha.
Thank you, Andrew for giving us a glimpse into your life!