OC Student Health Center Coordinator
OC Student Health Center
Associate Degree in Nursing (RN)Modesto Junior College, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with Public Health Certificate, CSDH, Master's in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) UCLA, Doctorate in Nursing Practice Western University of Health Sciences
California Legislature Assembly and State of California Senate Certificate of Recognition LGTBQ Community Ally
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition LGTBQ Community Ally

Like many students at Oxnard College I am a first-generation college student who began their educational path at a California Community College.  I have been working in Community College Student Health for over 20 years.  After a career as a hospital nurse, a visiting nurse and a nurse practitioner I have for the job of my dreams at Oxnard College.  I love providing care to my students as well as mentoring anyone interested in nursing or other healthcare professions.

A college education has literally opened up the world to me.  It has given me the confidence to travel the word to places like Africa, India, South America, China and many more.  My profile picture is me with a lemur on the island of Madagascar. There are so many advantages and opportunities that open to you as a result of getting a college education.

In addition to travel, I love to hike, bike and run.  I enjoy anything that gets me outside.  

Health and academic success: A look at the challenges of first‐generation community college students https://doi.org/10.1002/2327-6924.12345
First-Generation Community College Students and Perceived Health and Psychosocial Impediments to Academic Achievement Western University of Health Sciences, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015.