What is your educational background?
My educational background is an Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Certified Postsecondary Instructor. All of which I earned at Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology. I am currently enrolled in Westmoreland County Community College and I am working towards earning my RN.
What are some of your prior work experiences?
My prior work experiences are at Flores and Flores Medical Associates, Maxim Healthcare, Henry Clay Villa, and Harmon House Care Center.
What is your current role at PIHT?
My current role at PIHT is the Allied Health Coordinator
Why did you choose to work at PIHT?
I chose to work at PIHT because teaching has been a passion of mine since I was a student. I always enjoyed helping fellow classmates with assignments and studying.
What is your favorite part of working for PIHT?
My favorite part about working at PIHT is the friendly atmosphere and the sense of family among staff. Also, watching the students grow. You watch them come in during orientation and they are nervous and shy. Then as their journey progresses, you observe them transform into confident, self-assured health care professionals. Going through this life-changing event with them is very rewarding.
What, or who motivates you and why?
The things that motivate me the most are my children. Also, my students, it warms my heart to see them succeed.
The best book I have ever read is “The First Day of the Rest of My Life” by Cathy Lamb. It showcases the empowerment of overcoming emotional and physical pain through traumatic events. It demonstrates that even the darkest times can’t be shadowed by faith, determination, and strength.
I am most proud of my children. They are my world. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.
My long term goal is to earn my BSN.