Registered Nurse (BSN, RN – Emergency Department), Goshen Health
I was born in Washington, D.C. My mom spent most of her career in the U.S. Senate, and my dad owned a construction business there. At the point when I was about ready for school, my parents were ready to go to a smaller town that could give me more experiences. My mom is a Goshen College alum. My parents both had family and school ties here, so Goshen was like coming back home for them. They had a retirement dream of having a bed and breakfast, so they started one on the south side of town. I grew up with meeting a lot of new people, which opened horizons for me to see a lot of different ways of living.
I started playing soccer when I was still living in Washington, D.C., and I continued playing soccer when we moved here through Goshen Youth Soccer Organization (GYSO). At Goshen High School, I played on the first state team for Goshen High School as a goalkeeper.
I ended up getting athletic scholarships to go to Goshen College. I decided on nursing because there are so many ways you can go with nursing. I’m glad I did, I’ve become very passionate about trauma and ER nursing. It takes a lot to do the kinds of things you need to do in the ER. You have to be quick and efficient while being very good at what you do. The team here is so passionate and driven to do everything we can to save someone’s life. Goshen Hospital has always been a good spot in the community. They’re very welcoming and community oriented. I love coming to work here, it’s a lot like going to work with your friends.
I think too many people think, ‘Me, me, me,’ throughout life, but that will only get you so far. There is always going to be times when you need help, so I think the team aspect here at Goshen Health brings everybody to a higher level. When you work together, you become more proficient. You always know that if you can’t do it, then there will always be someone that can help you.