My educational work focuses on underserved and underprivileged residents of the rural Yakima Valley. My research centers on body composition (sarcopenic obesity) in older female cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy and its association with physical function. My leadership prioritizes national involvement, advocacy, and policy for older adults and underserved and disadvantaged populations.
I was born and raised in Kansas and have lived in India and Japan. I live with my partner Amy and our cats Marshall, Spike, and Ollie. For money, I work as a nursing faculty and researcher. For leisure, I enjoy high-pointing, boardgames, gardening, cider-brewing, and finding and enjoying unique experiences. I define myself by my love of learning, and love of sharing the excitement of learning with others!
- NURS 216 Thinking Like a Nurse
- NURS 292L Health and Physical Assessment Lab
- NURS 300AL Pharmacology for Nursing Lab
- NURS 209L Nursing Procedures Lab
- NURS 215L Nursing Nutrition Lab
Education and Degrees
Doctorate: Ph.D. — Major: Nursing — Location: Oregon Health & Science University — Date: 2017
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Science — Major: Nursing — Date: 2011
Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Science — Major: Digital Media — Location: John Brown University — Date: 2003
Organization: American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Organization: National League for Nursing
Organization: Gerontological Society of America
Organization: Western Institute of Nursing
Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing