I am currently a BSN-PhD Nursing student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. My research impacts the nursing workforce, health outcomes, and health policy. I am currently researching nurse staffing policies and nurse engagment within the hospital setting. I am also obtaining a health policy certificate during my time at UTK. On a more personal note, I love laughing, swimming, dancing, scuba diving, traveling with my husband, and hanging out with my dog. Excited to be here!