I’m a writer in Wisconsin who focuses on health, science, comedy, parenting, outdoors, travel (especially with kids) and food. For more than a decade, I worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in academic institutions caring for patients and developing and implementing quality improvement, patient education materials, web content/design/video production, and contributed to marketing. My expertise lies in decoding medical, scientific, or complex information into an easy to read format. I am driven, timely, and committed to quality as I grow my writing career.
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I grew up in New Orleans which instilled a deep passion for architecture, history, being outside, and FOOD. Oh the food. Words have been invented to describe the food. I attended a humanities based school while growing up where creativity was woven into every aspect of learning. I became an out of the box, big picture type of person because of it.
Wisconsin has always been a second home. The many visits to see family and attend summer camp led me to fall in love. Lake country is magical and all seasons allow for outdoor play.
I took numerous literature courses in undergrad at UW-Madison with praise from many professors, but my interest in science led me to earn a Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology prior to transitioning to healthcare. Healthcare was rewarding. Plain and simple. A 2 year old who draws you a picture and says thank you for helping them heal can keep you going for days. I was able to take complex concepts and teach patients and families about treatments, health promotion, and safety. I equated the teaching moments to writing and found myself daydreaming during downtime about what a writing career could look like.
I am a mother to 3 rambunctious children who equally share my passion for being outside and exploring. I am grateful to have met my husband when we were 18. We’ve grown up together and equally share a love of food, outdoors, laughing as much as is humanly possible, and showing our kids, quite frankly, how cool life can be. There’s so much to see and investigate.
A professor once called me a lifelong learner, my greatest strength. This motif continues as I embark and navigate my writing career. The time I so desired to be creative got lost while working in healthcare. I now intend to combine my expertise in research, health, science, creativity, and joie de vivre to write it.