Mrs. Anyikam was born in Michigan and raised in Houston, TX. She graduated from Baylor University in Waco, TX with a B.S. in Biochemistry and minor in Spanish. She worked as a Research Assistant in Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Anyikam worked in early childhood education observing and coding behavior between child and teacher/caregiver. She was also a facilitator on “My Baby and Me” teaching young moms about the development of their babies.
Because of the disparities she observed while working with young women and children, she decided to return to school. She graduated with a second degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (New Orleans, LA) with degree in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health: Maternal and Child Health.
While living in New Orleans (4 months after Hurricane Katrina), Ms. Anyikam worked at a grass roots community health clinic providing health education, intake services, and also worked as a Spanish interpreter. After three years of working in rheumatology, she returned to graduate school again to pursue her love of medicine. She attended Emory School of Medicine in their Physician Assistant Program in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating she worked initially as a Physician Assistant in community health in Pasadena, California, and now works in Family Medicine at St. Jude Heritage Medical Group in Anaheim Hills.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and very active sons, who are 4 and 2 years old, respectively. She also enjoys running and has completed two marathons. Eating, dancing, spending time with her family and watching HGTV are some of her other favorite past times.