I am a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing pursuing my Master of Science in Nursing. I obtained my BA from Messiah University in Criminal Justice but shortly after graduating in 2016 I enrolled into an EMT certification program and began working on an ambulance in 2017.
I quickly found a love for EMS and in 2018 I began working toward obtaining my Paramedic Certification. Since completing my paramedic program, I started working as a NYC Paramedic in the 9-11 system and shortly after I began working as a lab instructor and lecturer for EMT and Paramedic cohorts. I have found a passion for helping students learn, guide them in the right direction to find answers, further their understanding of material, aide in their overall healthcare career development, and ultimately help the students achieve their goals.
I believe a crucial part of being a strong member of a healthcare team and work environment is to always continue to learn. I am most passionate about prehospital care in EMS; however, pursuing a career in nursing is opening my eyes to new information and clinical practices that can be utilized to perfect my craft no matter what role I work one day.
Undergraduate Degree: Messiah College - Bachelor in Arts, Criminal Justice
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Master of Science, Nursing (RN)
When I find myself taking a break from work or my academic studies I tend to be listening to music or playing my guitar or drums. I have found music to be therapeutic. More recently however, I have developed an even stronger love for the outdoors and can spend countless hours soaking it all in and meditating from either a boat fishing or swaying in a tree stand.
Anatomy & Physiology
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
EMT - Emergency Medical Technicians
NREMT - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians