I get to develop an overall relationship with patients and take care of their symptoms, get them through treatment and help them feel the best they can throughout the process.
The doctors and researchers who work here are the best of the best. I want to gain as much knowledge as possible about cancer care by working with them.
I have been a nurse for 25 years, and I have spent half my career in oncology — I went into nursing specifically for it and spent many years on the infusion team. Both my brother and my dad had cancer when I was younger, and I have a very vivid memory of thinking, “OK, well, I guess this all happened so I could help care for cancer patients.” I completed clinical training at Fred Hutch and realized this is where I wanted to be.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
I see patients with a range of cancers, including esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreas, colon and rectal.
Nobody wants to have to come here and see us, but I hope if they do, they feel heard and cared for. I want to develop a friendship, learn their story and get to know patients and their families while providing care.
Pacific Lutheran University
Spring Arbor University
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