I have been a nurse for over twenty years. After practicing as a bedside nurse for several years primarily in pediatric burn care at Shriners Hospital for Children, I transitioned into the role of "Charge Nurse". Because of this experience, I recognized the positive way in which I could impact nursing care for patients while in a nursing leadership role. I then chose to return to school and pursue my Master's Degree in Nursing Administration from Regis College in Weston, MA. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Southern California earning a Doctorate in Education in Organizational Change and Leadership. My dissertation explored the problem of violence experienced by nurses working in hospitals. I am currently the Nursing Director of a Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. I have chaired/ been a member of various hospital committees, workgroups.