I am an Arizona native. Even though I love the sun and the open deserts, I feel at home in the Pacific Northwest (I am still acclimating to these cold, wet winters, however).  My career path in nursing has been more of a winding trail than a straight and narrow road. I think there is a part of me that is still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I graduated in 2004 from Oregon Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology. While the science of imaging still fascinates me, I discovered that nursing was the career that I truly loved. I left the nuclear world to begin my journey at OHSU Ashland campus in the fall of 2010 with a focus in psychiatric nursing.

Outside of school and work, my life is a little bit random. A writer by nature, I enjoy working on my blog and reading. I find almost everything interesting so among my hobbies I count playing the piano, going to the gym, and exploring Southern Oregon with friends. On my “someday” list is to see the East Coast, ice skate, and drive a vintage VW bus.