I am originally from Mount Vernon, New York, but grew up in Teaneck, NJ from the age of 7. I am the second of four children born of Jamaican parents. In March of 2014, my husband André and I tied the knot and we are the proud parents of three girls Olivia, Kennedy and Skylar. I attended Felician University after graduating Teaneck High School in 2005 and graduated with my BSN in 2010. My first nursing job was inpatient adolescent psych/ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). I started my MSN program at Rutgers (formerly UMDNJ) May 2011 and graduated January 2014 with a specialty in Adult/Gerontology Primary Care.
My first job as a nurse practitioner was in Addiction Medicine in Harlem/Brooklyn, NY. I went on to work in Federally Qualified Health Centers in Newark and then Philadelphia. I became an NP because I wanted to decrease the inpatient admissions to acute care facilities. Having worked as a bedside nurse in White Plains, NY, I often saw some the same patients return. Due to a lack of homeless shelters in Burlington County, NJ, I aspire to open a family shelter. In my spare time I enjoy singing, experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen, improving on my Spanish and spending quality time with my family.