I was born and raised in Arizona. I went to Arizona State University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and decided to further my education by receiving my Master’s in Science of Healthcare Delivery. Throughout my education, I worked at the Disability Resource Center at Arizona State University as a specialist. I was responsible for overseeing various sub-departments at the West campus and making sure that students with disabilities received their accommodations accurately and efficiently.
After receiving my Master’s, I decided to work in the private sector. I became an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Trainer for Integrated Medical Services. I traveled throughout Arizona and trained providers in our EHR system, Athena Health, as well as backend EHR tasks such as building the provider, their practice, customizations, and patient self-scheduling. I quickly had to familiarize myself with a new EHR system, Qure4U, once the COVID-19 pandemic began so I could create and train providers and their staff in a system that had telehealth technology. This position allowed me to discover how much I enjoyed training others and problem-solving. However, I knew that state work and assisting others was where my heart belonged. I became an educator for the Arizona Bureau of Vital Records. My focus in this position was educating end users, in both the birth and death systems, and creating helpful training materials for our stakeholders and internal staff.
While these past positions shaped me as a trainer, I am extremely excited to be the CDC-CCR grant Training Officer for the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care.