I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with my bachelor's degree in psychology and criminal justice.
I then went on to earn my master's degree through the Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. I practiced as a registered nurse in the psychiatric emergency services unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center for over six years and returned to the University of Maryland to obtain my post-master's certificate in advanced practice nursing. I am a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, and Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing. In my free time, I enjoy seeing my family, taking walks, playing sports, catching up on my favorite shows, and listening to music.