My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing and post-graduate education and certification in critical care through Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center. I had the pleasure of serving three and a half years in the Army Nurse Corps. My hospital experience includes general medicine and critical care. My outpatient experience encompasses home care, specialty cardiac care, and cardiac rehabilitation. I have also been an instructor through the Northern California Center for Well-Being, teaching classes on heart failure and heart disease. I founded Worth Weighting For in 2012 to help empower others to overcome life's challenges.