Phelps completed her residency at University of Iowa in pediatrics (2009). She earned her medical degree at SIU School of Medicine (2006) and her bachelor’s at University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (2002).
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board eligible in pediatrics.
A native of Blue Mound, Phelps is the daughter of Chris and Anita Phelps of Polo. She is engaged to Dr. Jonathan dela Cruz, SIU class of 2006.