Aamna Najam, the 27-year-old University of Texas graduate who died Saturday in the motorcycle crash that also killed Longhorns football great Cedric Benson, was on track to make a big impact in the audiology field, her boss said Tuesday.
Before earning her Ph.D. in May, Najam interviewed for a job with AnyPlace MD in Cedar Park. The woman who ended up hiring her, Debbie Woods, said she wanted to speak with Najam after hearing good things about her and flew her in from Las Vegas where she was completing her residency. The interview went so well that Woods offered Najam a job on the spot.
“She had such a bright future in front of her,” said Woods, the vice president of business development at AnyPlace MD. “Very outgoing, beautiful, very intelligent. She cared so much about the seniors in this community. She was ready to change the world.”
Najam, Woods said, graduated with a 3.9 grade-point average in both her doctoral and undergraduate studies.
We want to give a big shoutout to Aamna Najam! She graduated from the University of Texas with a doctorate degree in Audiology and has tons of experience in various healthcare settings. We know she'll be a great edition to our team and we're so happy to have her on board! pic.twitter.com/7T4KmkwTk3
— AnyPlace MD (@AnyPlaceMD) June 27, 2019