I had a slightly unconventional path to nursing that began with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Theater.  I discovered my true calling as part of the inaugural class of the Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) program at UCLA. Since graduating from UCLA, I have developed my nursing practice at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Starting on a medical-surgical unit in the Versant New Graduate Residency Program, I found my passion when I transferred to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

In the PICU, I discovered a sense of purpose that resonated deeply. I have dedicated my career to helping pediatric patients and their families during some of the most challenging moments of their lives. To me, nursing is not just a profession; it's an art that involves providing holistic care and unwavering support to those in need.

Research Interest: 

My research interests revolve around improving healthcare outcomes for pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. Specifically, my dissertation is dedicated to identifying nurse-sensitive indicators that can aid in the earlier identification and recognition of Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome (SOS), a rare, yet life-threatening complication that may occur following bone marrow transplantation.