I’m a nurse practitioner who treats hospitalized children and adolescents that have an infection.
I have always wanted to work with children because they’re so full of fun and energy! I initially planned to be a teacher, but after volunteering in a second-grade classroom, I knew I did not have the skills to manage 30 kids at once! I decided that I needed to work one-on-one with kids. I became interested in nursing during a shadowing experience at Cincinnati Children’s
Making kids feel better is extremely rewarding. When I initially see patients they feel sick and miserable. As they are treated, their symptoms improve and they start to perk up. By the time they go home, you can see their true personalities, positive energy and desire to start enjoying life again.
The kids and families I meet at Cincinnati Children's inspire me. Parents and caregivers are so dedicated to their children and willing to do whatever it takes to help their kids feel better. It’s incredible to see kids overcome obstacles at such a young age — their hard work motivates me to be the best version of myself every day.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy doing all kinds of outdoor activities with my husband and young son. We splash in puddles, watch construction trucks, swim and bike ride. My husband and I enjoy watching movies and competing in triathlons together.
Pediatric infectious diseases; immunocompromised team