Ms. Gabbard received a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Eastern Kentucky University in 2001. Her career consist of working in hematology, blood bank, chemistry, and microbiology but for the last seven years she has been the laboratory manager for a local hospital. In 2016, Ms. Gabbard received her Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Ms. Gabbard joined Medical Laboratory Science Program at the University of Kentucky in May of 2017.