"I was born in Pomona, California, and raised in Durham, North Carolina. My first degree was as a paramedic. Although I enjoyed it, I didn’t think it was exciting enough! My ultimate goal was to be a trauma surgeon, but I’m a nurse and I love it! I enjoy going to new vegan restaurants and spending time with my two dogs, husband and new granddaughter."
"I earned my MSN from Winston-Salem State Univeristy as an advanced nurse educator. Most of my nursing career has been in the perioperative setting as a certified operating room nurse and clinical educator. My experience as a kidney transplant coordinator inspired me to pursue a more patient-centric nursing roleMy most unusual nursing job was teaching health occupations to high school students—what a privilege! My leisure activities center around creating art—photography, painting, pottery, and jewelry making."
"I grew up in lovely Madison, Wisconsin and then lived in Washington, DC prior to relocating to the Triangle Area. I love exploring the cities, mountains, and beaches of the state. I have family spread across multiple states and even countries, so I do a lot of traveling in order to see them. In my free time I keep it pretty low key- spending time with my husband, son, and friends, reading books, and binge watching the occasional tv show. I love to check out a new restaurant or see live music. I spent the first part of my nursing career working in the hospitals, then got a Master’s in Public Health, and returned to nursing in the community setting which is a natural fit for my interests and blends my nursing and public health backgrounds perfectly."
"I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania and since graduating high school have continuously moved south. I attended Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing for my BSN and then moved to North Carolina. It was easy to immediately become a Durham and Duke fan! I enjoy new adventures and challenges, being active and trying new foods. My favorite vacation spot is the beach."