I am originally from Stillwater Oklahoma relocated to California in 2019 and love it. I graduated from Oklahoma State with a Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, however, after doing research in fungal genomics and biofuels, realized I wanted a career change to something more fulfilling.
I started as a nurse practitioner in Trauma and Acute Care surgery once I graduated from Simmons University with my Master's in nursing. I am certified by the American College of Surgeons in advanced trauma life support. I was published in the Journal of Critical Care Nursing for my QI project; Small, Easy Changes for a Big Impact on Patient Safety. During my tenure as a registered nurse, I worked in the critical care unit and Cardiac Catheterization laboratory as well as serving as an educator. I also served as a sexual assault nurse examiner as well as many other community outreach projects. Most recently, I work as a Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner at Stanford Healthcare. I enjoy the outdoors, animals and reading.