Dr. Rauwerda grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from Calvin College, she taught fourth grade at DeMotte Christian School in DeMotte, IN and sixth grade at Sylvan Christian School in Grand Rapids, MI. She then graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her residency at DeVos Children's Hospital. Dr. Rauwerda joined Alger Pediatrics in 2004. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has full privileges at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Saint Mary's Hospital. Dr. Rauwerda is a volunteer pediatrician for Baxter Wholistic Health Center and Bethany Christian Services. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for MSU-CHM. She teaches medical students and residents by lecturing, mentoring, and staffing the Helen DeVos Pediatric Clinic. She leads New Parent classes for Spectrum Health. Dr. Rauwerda is married to Jim, and they have three children-Anna, Joseph, and Samuel. They are members of Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, where Dr. Rauwerda has taught Sunday school for over 20 years.