Originally from Wilmington, medical careers run in my family, with my mom having been a NICU nurse and my father a psychiatrist. My mom convinced me to pursue nursing, so I went to UNC-Chapel Hill to earn my BSN. After graduation, I worked for two years as a postpartum nurse in northern Virginia before spending a year as a travel nurse. Since moving back to the Triangle, I have worked as an outpatient nurse in high-risk obstetrics and currently work per diem on a postpartum unit while pursuing my MSN.
I currently live in Chapel Hill with my husband and son. My husband encouraged me to apply to the Duke School of Nursing, and I chose to do so based on proximity, the program’s high ranking and a chance to enroll in its Women’s Health NP program.
Long-term, I would like to teach the next generation of nurses, influence policy decisions that affect women's health, and provide exceptional care to women. My pie-in-the-sky career goal would be to run a comprehensive women's health center. , I’m so thankful to the school for making me feel confident in these next steps in my career.