Child Life Specialist

A friend's cancer diagnosis inspired Carli Tourdot's career path at Mayo, where she worked alongside her father, a urologist, to improve the surgical experience for[...]

By In the Loop • September 10, 2019

Child Life specialists at Mayo Clinic rely on their friends in Facilities to help them create environments that allow kids to still be kids while[...]

By In the Loop • August 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic child life specialists recently gave pediatric patients a day they won't soon forget: a special event that featured kid-sized obstacles and a chance[...]

By In the Loop • July 25, 2019

A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a[...]

By In the Loop • May 2, 2019

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children's Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients. Though she[...]

By In the Loop • December 20, 2018

When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling[...]

By In the Loop • June 1, 2017

It may look like Amy K. Olson's job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading[...]

By In the Loop • May 2, 2017