My mom is a nurse, so I grew up hanging out with nurses. I knew I wanted to go in this direction for a career, and in college I worked as a certified nursing assistant and did a rotation in oncology. I was only in the department for four hours before I knew I wanted to work there. I spent a few years in bedside nursing and then went back to school so I could take on more of a provider role.
I want everyone feel comfortable and safe and for patients to feel confident they're going to receive personalized care. I also want patients to feel free to talk about whatever they need to talk about, whether it be symptoms they are embarrassed about or if they need to vent or process their experience. I want to be someone people can be open with when I am taking care of them.
Area of Clinical Practice
Blood and marrow transplantation
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center – Montlake.
I see a variety of patients for autologous and allogeneic transplants and CAR T-cell therapies.
I’ve spent the past several years in Boise, and I’m happy to be back in the Seattle area, since it’s home.
Boise State University
Boise State University
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