RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC, SRNA
University of Maryland Nurse Anesthesia Program, Class of 2015

I first met Dr. Lena Gould in 2010 when I attended the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program Workshop at the University of Maryland. In 2012, I attended the Airway Workshop held at Drexel University. I was able to gain so much valuable information and advise from Dr. Lena Gould, Mr. John Bing, and numerous other CRNAs and SRNAs. As a Registered Nurse and before I applied to a nurse anesthesia program, I attended the AANA Mid-Year Assembly Meeting and was engaged in the process of advocacy of nurse anesthetists across the country. It was at this meeting, Dr. Gould and John Bing introduced me to many CRNA colleagues and leaders of the AANA.

DNAMP has given me the support and encouragement I needed to succeed. I have always felt that both Dr. Lena Gould and Mr. John Bing were wholeheartedly dedicated to helping guide me through this challenging process. As an SRNA, I look at my fellow classmates and I am able to see and feel the strong presence of The Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program. I am sincerely grateful for all that Dr. Gould and Mr. Bing have done to help prepare all of us to become strong CRNAs.

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