I told people I was never going to be a nurse because they run in my family. But I was drawn to nursing nonetheless because I really want to help people, and I think one of the best ways to do this is through health care. I started in general surgery and then moved to surgical oncology and found I really liked the patients. I also had a grandparent who went through treatment for lung cancer.
I think people really appreciate what we do for them, and I enjoy helping people get through a tough diagnosis and time in their lives. I like supporting people when they’re going through something complicated and seeing that I’m making a difference for them. I’ve had family members go through cancer treatment and have seen and learned what people need, so I can be there for them. I have also always been drawn to academic centers because of their approach to care and their support of research.
Area of Clinical Practice
Thoracic oncology, pulmonary medicine
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
St. John Fisher University
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
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