Dr. Burwick was born in Ohio and spent most of her childhood in Buffalo, NY. She attended college at the University of Rochester, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience. She then went on to get her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where she graduated cum laude. During medical school she spent a month volunteering at the Pediatric Ward at Victoria Medical Center in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing medical school, she remained in Columbus for her internship and residency training. During her last year of residency she travelled to Gondar, Ethiopia to work with the local cataract surgeons and provide eye care to those in need. She relocated to North Platte in the summer of 2013 to join Dr. James Shreck as he prepared to retire in 2014.
She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Nebraska Medical Association and the Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, sewing, cooking, and many outdoor activities including hiking, running, skiing and biking.