I have been a nurse practitioner specializing in vascular neurology for the past 11 years. In my current position I work as the Stroke Nurse Practitioner at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Southern California. We are a Thrombectomy Certified Stroke Center and hope to attain Comprehensive Certification within the next year. The majority of my role focusses on clinical management of the stroke patient from admission through discharge, Stroke Education for the nurses, EMS, and the community, and research. I believe in lifelong learning; obtaining my DNP at age 57 is the educational accomplishment I am proudest of. In my spare time I enjoy Pilates, shopping, Netflix, and traveling with my husband David. We also have three daughters and six grandchildren who we like to spend time with as often as we can.