Dr. McPherson graduated in 1993 from the College of Charleston and in 1997 from the MUSC College of Dental Medicine. After graduation, she served for 4 years in the United States Navy completing an AEGD residency in 1998. Since finishing her Navy comitment, she has spent the last 10 years in private practice. Dr. McPherson currently holds licenses and has practiced in SC, NC, VA, and CA. In 2010 she moved back home to South Carolina and began working part time in private practice. In 2011, Dr. McPherson joined the MUSC faculty as a part time Clinical Instructor. Dr. McPherson transitioned to a full time faculty member in May 2011. She has been a member of the AGD, ADEA, AADC, and the ADA. In 1999, Dr. McPherson married her husband Michael, a Marine Corps pilot. She spends her free time as a "soccer mom," taking her sons Connor and Aidan to various sporting events and school activities.