Dr. Lawal graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Biology in 2009 and received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2014. She returned to Texas to complete her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. During her residency, Dr. Lawal fostered her special interest in the tiniest babies providing neonatal care.
Dr. Lawal was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She currently lives with her husband in Ashburn, Virginia. In her spare time, she is a big Game of Thrones fan and enjoys listening to music.