After earning my first degree in electrical engineering, working as an engineering intern in the oil industry, and then as an engineer officer in the Royal Navy of the United kingdom, I came to the USA and got a masters degree in business administration. Thereafter, I worked as an admissions representative at the university I earned my MBA from, before deciding to pursue a new career in nursing.

After graduating with an ADN, I worked in the DOU and Telemetry department of a hospital in Lancaster, California. Later on, I worked in various CCU, DOU, ED, GI-Lab, Med-Surg, PACU, PCU, SDU, and Telemetry departments. I worked as a staff-nurse, and also as a registry nurse on a per diem basis. As a registry nurse, I worked in many clinical settings because of varying hospital needs. My last Staff RN job was that of a post anesthesia care unit registered nurse (PACU-RN) at the PACU of southern California Hospital in Culver City. I am currently a Year-6 Ph.D. student at the UCLA School of Nursing, an apprentice teacher, and also a student researcher (SR).

During my time as a Ph.D. student at the School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, I have held multiple (but not continuous) appointments starting from Fall 2018 to the 2023 Spring Quarter as first a teaching assistant, then a teaching associate (i.e., an academic student employee). Furthermore, I served as a volunteer graduate student researcher (GSR) during the 2018-2019 academic year with the Macey OSA/Brain Studies Research Lab, and thereafter as a paid GSR with the same lab from Fall 2019 to June 30, 2020. After this I was appointed a GSR with the UCLA School of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology, and continue to hold this appointment. My ongoing work with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center GRS, involves a study patients with vagal nerve stimulator implants, and an exploratory study of the utility of electrophysiology measures such as electrodermal activity (EDA), and finger pulse volume (FPV) via photoplethysmography (PPG), in investigations of dysautonomia such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), orthostatic intolerance (OI) and orthostatic hypotension (OH).

Research Interests: 

Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy, Cardiovascular Dysautonomia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Dysautonomia, Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Cardioprotection in Epilepsy.