How did you first get into your profession?
I completed a graduate internship at a residential shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. While many of the women struggled with leaving their abusers, many also succeeded and went on to live safe and fulfilling lives. I connected with being able to affect someone’s life in a positive way, and have carried that through my career, whether working with victims of violence, college students or Nevadans needing immunizations.
What do you like most and least about your industry?
We’re saving lives and preventing disease every day. I work with hundreds of passionate people who make this happen. Hearing appreciation and gratitude from a family who receives low-cost vaccines at a community event is incredibly rewarding. Unfortunately, because of the shortage of healthcare providers in Nevada many families struggle with finding a medical home in their community, travel long distances to get to a provider, or stand in long lines just to get their child vaccinated.