While living in Taipei as a young child, there were children whose homes were under cardboard boxes next to my high rise apartment building. While my family was not wealthy by American standards, it was hard to not realize my good fortune in life. Later, while I was working on my anthropology degree in Mexico, I found that the impoverished communities had no access to health care. I decided then that I needed to figure out a path to help those in need. Eventually, I decided to become a nurse.
Since becoming a nurse, I have spent much of my career working on missions in places like India, Guatemala, and Kenya. It has been a true passion of mine and working with One Nurse at a Time gives me the ability to share this love of global health with other nurses.