I grew up participating in short-term mission trips to Guatemala as a teenager. It was after witnessing several of the injustices that Guatemalans face with regards to their access to medical care that my personal interest in a career within the healthcare field initially began. Following those early experiences, I started my journey to becoming a Registered Nurse, with a passion for public health from the very beginning.
I later had the opportunity to return to Antigua, Guatemala to complete an 8-week missions internship during college, and my love for Guatemala continued to grow, this time within the context of ministry. I had the opportunity to assist in leading church groups into surrounding villages to deliver water filters, construct homes, and distribute food supplies to impoverished families in Jesus’ name.
Upon returning to the United States to complete nursing school, the needs and people of Guatemala never left my heart and mind. Soon after graduating from Liberty University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018, I started developing my clinical skills in the hospital setting. After more than two years of working as an Orthopedic in East Tennessee and a Neurotrauma nurse in Western Colorado, I now feel the Lord’s leading to transfer my passion for physical and spiritual healing back to the mission field in Guatemala.
I’m excited to take part in what the Lord is restoring to the people of Guatemala. In the months to come, I will be serving alongside Lydia Rubenic to assist in the development and implementation of a culturally sensitive, Christ-centered public health curriculum, to ultimately use as an avenue for sharing the Gospel. I also look forward to serving in additional capacities, and wherever the Lord creates opportunities for me to use my gifts and skills to serve!