Dr. Herde joined the Eye Care Center team in 2012. She graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College and received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. While in school, Dr. Herde was a member of the Beta-Sigma-Kappa optometric honor society for academic excellence, and graduated top ten in her class. During her final year of optometry school, Dr. Herde was privileged to participate in a six-month clinical rotation at the nation’s top eye hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida where she obtained extensive ocular disease training.
In her free time she enjoys tennis, scrapbooking, and biking. She resides with her husband, Michael, and her dog, Sophie, in Woodbury.