All my life, I have been fascinated with the human body. As a child, I remember learning about different parts of the body, and I was never satisfied with a simple overview of the information. Instead, I enjoyed researching how things worked to the very smallest of details. This fascination leads me to take a variety of human physiology classes in high school, and naturally, I decided to pursue a biology degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. During the entire four years, I went to college; I worked as a nursing assistant at a skilled nursing facility. I found through working as a nursing assistant that I thoroughly enjoyed caring for the elderly. Once I completed my biology degree, I started working as a chemist at an environmental lab. After some time, I realized that I missed working with people and helping them with their medical needs, so I applied to nursing school. Thus, I went to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to pursue a degree in nursing. After receiving my bachelor's degree in nursing, I worked at various settings, including an in-patient neurosurgery unit and an outpatient urgent and primary care clinic. I continued with my education to become a nurse practitioner, and I graduated with a master's of nursing in family health in 2013. Since that time, I have worked in urgent care and family practice, and I thoroughly enjoy what I do. Being able to help people with their medical needs is something that brings me great joy. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. I also love hiking, dancing, cooking, and going to the beach. I love the beach!