UConn School of Nursing
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, I am an established registered nurse who is in the first year at UConn working toward becoming an APRN. In addition, I am a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in environmental science. After college, I had the opportunity to work at the Biosphere 2 Center in Oracle, AZ as support staff for an ecology field school. There, I decided that I preferred to pursue a more people-oriented career than one in the arena of hard sciences. Thus, I entered an accelerated RN program at Columbia University, graduating in 2005. Since then, I have gained experience as a medical/surgical and emergency department nurse, first at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, then at Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, SD.
I was attracted to the ideals of the UST, especially since my goal is to work in primary care in a small community setting. As health care providers, I believe we are obligated to serve those who need us most. I further believe in the power of well educated nurses to affect real and positive change on a patient and community level.