I am a second year PhD student at UCLA School of Nursing (SON), and I also practice as an acute care nurse practitioner in neurology at an inpatient hospital. I am happy to be pursuing my degree at UCLA SON for the third time. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in nursing from UCLA and my master’s in acute care nurse practitioner degree also from UCLA. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD degree given my interest in research and teaching. I started doing research during my undergraduate years at UCLA with heart failure and heart transplant patient population, and I currently continue my research in this field. Through my research work, I had the opportunity to have several scientific presentations and publications. My long term goals include teaching and mentoring future nurses and nurse scientists.
My research interests include clinical management of heart failure and heart transplant patients with specific interests in the immunology and infectious diseases including COVID-19. Given my clinical background in neurology, I also have future interests in neurological diseases.