Gretchen Hull was born in California, but grew up in Tucson. She graduated from Brown University in 1993 and attended medical school at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, graduating in 1999. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2002 and has been working at Tucson Central Pediatrics in general pediatrics since. She has been on the board of the Arizona Chapter of the AAP intermittently since 2005, serving one term as secretary and is currently the vice president. She volunteers in Baja California with Flying Samaritans and has been on many international medical trips to countries such as Guatemala, India and Ghana. Her hobbies include photography, hiking, travel and studying foreign languages.