My love for pediatrics had started in nursing school, it was then that I decided I only wanted to be a pediatric nurse. After I graduated nursing school, I began working as a pediatric RN at University of Chicago Comer Children’s hospital on the inpatient medical surgical unit. Following this position, I had a position as a pediatric intensive care nurse at Memorial Children’s Hospital of South Bend in Indiana. From these experiences, I knew that I wanted to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I began the Master’s program at University of Michigan while working at Mott Children’s Hospital at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI as a float nurse on the inpatient units and step-down cardiac ICU. After completing my degree in 2012, my husband and I moved to Portland, OR where I had the opportunity to work as a PNP in primary care as a primary care provider. I also had the opportunity to be involved in research during my career and hope to continue working with Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy Research in the future. My publication: Grossklaus, H., & Marvicsin, D. (2014). Parenting Efficacy and its Relationship to the Prevention of Childhood Obesity. Pediatric Nursing, 40(2).