I grew up in New Hampshire as the eldest of five children until I attended Providence College in RI, where received a bachelor's degree in Health Policy and Management. I knew right away that I wanted to pursue a career in pediatric nursing and immediately enrolled in a graduate direct-entry nursing program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where I received my bachelors and masters of science in nursing. I have spent the majority of my career working in the field of pediatric surgery, first at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and now at Mass General. I love the balance of acute and chronic conditions and the ability to build relationships with my patients; every day I still learn something new. I now reside north of the city with my husband and two daughters.