Dr. Hitzelburger was born and raised on the west side of the state in Hudsonville, Michigan. She attended Ferris State University for her undergraduate education and then graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry in May of 2010. Prior to joining Henry Ford OptimEyes, she completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses, where she gained experience in corneal diseases and specialty contact lens fits. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has held memberships in the American Optometric Association and Michigan Optometric Association. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family.