Ever since I can remember I have never wanted to work at a 9-5 job nor sit at a computer all day. I wanted to see the world and most of all give back. When it was time to apply for university programs many had suggested I go into nursing, and I have never looked back since. I graduated from the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing program in 2008 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and had the opportunity to complete my final stage in Ghana, West Africa. I fell in love with the people, continent and my profession.
I started my career in the emergency room. Was privileged to offer my medical services in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and that was when I knew I wanted to work in the humanitarian environment. I took a little detour and ended up in Inukjuak, Nunavik where I have worked with the Inuit population on and off since 2010. I also completed my Masters of International Public Health in 2012 from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. I have also shared my passion for nursing while being a clinical preceptor at McGill University in Montreal. I am now on my fourth field assignment with MSF in Port-au-Prince, Haiti as head nurse of a large obstetrical hospital. I will be able to use the experiences gained from my previous assignments as outreach nurse in Zemio, Central African Republic and Walikale, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as, nurse trainer in Bambari, Central African Republic. Additionally, I have had the privilege to travel with the learning and development department of MSF to facilitate MSF trainings, such as the field management course, in Chad, CAR, DRC and Pakistan.