I chose to become a nurse after working a part-time job at a hospital as a teenager; I was inspired by the interactions I witnessed between patients and nurses. During my career as an ICU nurse, I saw many patients admitted to our unit again and again due to poorly managed chronic conditions. I chose to become a family nurse practitioner to help individuals both prevent and better manage their chronic conditions and improve quality of life.
Why do you work at NOAH?
Nurse practitioners have a historic role in providing care for under-served populations – our profession started with nurses travelling to rural areas to care for people who had no other access to care. I am passionate about continuing to carry this history forward and provide compassionate, quality care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay.
What are your passions outside of your profession?
My husband and I own a jiu jitsu academy; I lead our women’s program and compete at tournaments and grappling events around the country. I also love hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with my son.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you do?
I would pack up my family and dogs and go travel the world!
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Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Public Health Service organization under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). NOAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.