I have experience in working in several areas of nursing including correctional nursing, home health nursing, and orthopedic spine. This taught me how to care for different populations with a vast variety of medical issues. These skills have given me the ability to care for the needs of our spine patients as part of Dr. Patel’s health care team. I enjoy working with Dr. Patel and our team of medical assistants and physician assistants to care for patients with different spine conditions. My duties here at the spine center include scheduling spine surgeries, going over preoperative and postoperative teaching for patients that are undergoing surgery, as well as counseling patients over the phone and tending to their issues. Spending time with patients and building a trusting rapport is important to me. This allows me to provide a positive patient experience which gives me a lot of stratification. I believe it helps meet positive patient outcomes. In my leisure time I enjoy traveling to different countries, learning about their culture and history. I love spending time outdoors and going on hiking trails in different national and state parks around the United States. I also enjoy going to music festivals and exploring different genres of music.