Dr. Elizabeth Ottey was born and raised in Burlington, North Carolina. She attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Minor in Women Studies in 201 O. During her tenure at UNC-Charlotte she was crowned Co-Miss UNCC, and was President of the Iota Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. In 2013, she received her Masters of Health Science from Meharry Medical College. In 2017, Dr. Ottey graduated from Meharry receiving the distinguished honor of graduating at the top of her class.
In spring 2020, Dr. Ottey received her Master’s in Biomedical Science and a Specialist Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Ottey is very dedicated to giving back to the community especially in helping young people. Dr. Ottey was the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland STEM summer program 2018. In 2019, Dr. Ottey was honored by Unified Efforts for her mentoring of young people by being named Baltimore’s Shining Star. In May 2020, Dr. Ottey was recognized for her dedication to the University of Maryland Baltimore’s core values by winning the 2020 Presidential Core Values Award for Diversity.
Dr. Ottey is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association. Dr. Ottey is married to Captain Orbie E. Ottey, DOS and they have one dog, Scotch. In her leisure time, Dr. Ottey enjoys singing, working with, and mentoring young people. She particularly loves entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.