Life is so much brighter when we focus on what truly matters....our pediatric patients teach me this every day.





  • English


Undergraduate Degree

  • Simmons College , 1987 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

MS, Maternal/Child Health
  • Simmons College , 1993 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Texas Children’s Hospital , 1999 , Houston , TX

Philosophy of Care

My brother is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor and was receiving treatment when I was in college. I had known nursing was a passion of mine since 8th grade when I became a Candy Striper, but seeing what he went through with his disease and its treatment made me curious to know more about oncology as a field. The multi-system aspect of oncology always interested me as it seemed to mirror a holistic approach to the whole person as a patient. The more I learned, the more I wanted to learn, particularly as I witnessed improving leukemia cure rates early on in my career. I feel very privileged to be able to support and care for our patients and their families in the field of pediatric oncology.