Dr. Hawks is originally from Madisonville, KY. She attended the University of Kentucky for her undergraduate education, where she was a member of the UK Cheerleading Squad.

She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for her Doctor of Optometry degree. In 2016, Dr. Hawks graduated from UAB and moved to Paducah to begin her professional career.

During her training, Dr. Hawks has found a special interest in managing moderate to severe dry eye syndrome. She manages a full-scope dry eye clinic at West End Eye Care, including advanced procedures like Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation. She also specializes in custom contact lenses called scleral contact lenses. Dr. Hawks also enjoys primary eye care and is accepting patients of all ages!

Dr. Hawks married her husband, Corbin, who is a local dentist, in 2018. In 2021, she welcomed her first child, Crosby. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, playing with her dog, Sailor, and running. Dr. Hawks also owns and operates her own barre studio, The Barre: Paducah!