I like connecting with people and being a support and light for them during what can be one of the most difficult and trying times of their lives. I want to be present, help them navigate the ebbs and flows and get to know them and who they are outside of their cancer.
When I was a senior in college, a close friend’s mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma. I was not only deeply impacted by her late diagnosis and how quickly it progressed, but also became even more intrigued by treating cancer and oncology in general.
Eventually, I started working as a patient care associate at a hospital specializing in cancer, and that is where I fell in love with nursing and its holistic approach to medicine.
Area of Clinical Practice
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.
In my role, I take care of patients on an intimate level, so cultivating emotional connections is important to me.
I appreciate that we can assemble multidisciplinary and cross-collaborative teams to provide support for patients and offer clinical trials that are not available everywhere.
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board
We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.
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