Dr. DeCoursin is born and raised in Wisconsin. For her undergraduate degree, she majored in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. Shortly after graduation she moved to Chicago, IL. While in Chicago, she embraced the city but never let her love for the Green Bay Packers be overshadowed by Chicago Bears fans ;) In Chicago she worked at a dental office, developing a love and passion for dentistry. She devoted herself to helping patients with dental anxiety feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair. Dr. DeCoursin attended dental school at the University of Iowa. At graduation, Dr. DeCoursin received an award for her knowledge and passion in oral pathology by being the recipient of the Oral Maxillofacial Pathology Award. While living in Iowa, Dr. DeCoursin worked at a Federally Qualified Health Clinic, giving dental care to the community of West Des Moines. Her favorite compliments came from patients with severe dental anxiety saying they trust and feel safe in her hands. Recently, she moved to Austin, TX to be closer to family. Dr. DeCoursin is enthusiastic to treat patients in the greater Austin area. She believes in the importance of getting to know her patients and developing the best personalized treatment plan. She has a passion for cosmetic dentistry, same day crowns, and restorative work. Her positive outlook on life and cheerful demeanor will reassure patients that they made the right choose in a dental home at Avery Ranch Dental. Outside of work, Dr. DeCoursin loves to stay active and try new restaurants. She enjoys outdoor activities, such as boating or going for hikes. She also has a passion for animals and enjoys volunteering and giving back to rescue centers. Currently, she has two adopted rescue cats. One cat is special needs and the other goes for walks on a harness and leash. She loves to hear about her patient's fur babies so be ready to show her photos of your beloved pets.