Originally from Jackson, TN, Dr. Fratesi joined Crigler Family Vision Center in June of 2003. Dr. Fratesi received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University in 1999. While attending MSU, Dr. Fratesi was a member of the Delta Gamma fraternity serving as Director of Sponsorship, and she also received the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Research Award in 1999.
Following graduation she pursued her Doctor of Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. As a student at SCO, she served as Treasurer for the class of 2003 for four years, and was also a member of the Student Government Association. She was selected from a group of candidates nationwide to receive the Minnie F. Turner Low Vision Research Award in 2002.
Upon graduation, she was nominated by SCO faculty to be included in the 2002-2003 Who’s Who Among American College Students. Her memberships include American Optometric Association, Mississippi Optometric Association serving as InfantSee Committe Co-Chair, and the Northeast Optometric Society. Currently Dr. Fratesi serves as the Communications Advisor for the Delta Gamma chapter at MSU, and is active in the Rotary Club of Starkville.
In 2012 she was awarded Greek Advisor of the Year for MSU. An avid Mississippi State fan, Dr. Fratesi also serves as a vision consultant for Mississippi State University Athletics. She and her husband, Joe, are members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and are proud parents to 3 wonderful children: Nate, Caleb, and Leah.