Dr. Ransom grew up in West Lafayette, IN, home of Purdue University. Her father was an engineering professor and so she followed in his footsteps and attended Purdue in 1994 as an engineering student. A solid foundation in Engineering made an excellent prep for Dental School. In 1998, Dr. Ransom began her dental education at Indiana University. A strong interest in oral surgery and helping the less fortunate, led her to accept a position with Detroit Community Health Connection, a not for profit medical complex in Detroit, Michigan. This opportunity gave Dr. Ransom experience treating with medically compromised patients, expectant mothers, and children, as well as surgical experience.