I completed my PhD and Masters of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the University of Michigan. I am board certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Lifespan) and practice in an outpatient clinical setting.
I am originally from a small town in central Wisconsin and received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. During my undergraduate program, I was a member of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program where I was introduced to nursing research involving military wives during deployments. That experience sparked my interest in nursing research and solidified my passion for working with military families and those with mental health issues.
My research interests are currently focused on military families and their coping and adaptations to stress, particularly resilience. I plan to create a career as a nurse practitioner, educator, and researcher, and am passionate about advancing the profession of nursing.