Bio: I was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in the surrounding metropolitan area. After graduating from high school, I attended Everett Community College where I received an Associate of Arts and Sciences, and Seattle University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
After passing my Registered Nurse Licensing board, I was commissioned as a Nurse Corps Officer in the United States Navy where I performed five years of active duty service. I completed two tours of duty at naval hospitals in San Diego, CA and on the overseas U.S. territory of Guam. I then moved home to Seattle and transitioned into civilian hospital work while serving another three years of service in the Navy Reserve and being selected for the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
After three years of experiencing civilian hospital and nursing care all across the U.S., I am now enrolled as a dual-degree candidate in the Evans School Master of Public Administration, as well as the Global Health Master in Public Health at the University of Washington. I hope to combine her considerable first-hand experience with the knowledge and skills I gain from my time at UW to work in public health policy, with a particular interest in increasing health services in US overseas territories. I am also planning a summer internship with Snohomish County Health District to receive additional experience in providing public health services.
I currently live in Seattle Washington with her two “Boonie” dogs Bucky and Brody, and spends her free time running, volunteering and hiking.
Why did you choose Evans?: I chose Evans over other schools that had admitted me because I loved what the faculty and staff had to say at the Open House. I was really impressed that the students take ownership of the program and push for curriculum, programs and discussions that cultivate the tools, knowledge and vocabulary that will best benefit them in the current public culture they will be working in after the program. And the faculty really supports that effort.
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Ask me about: Health Policy, Veterans/GI Bill resources, intramural sports, anything about life in Seattle
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