I started my journey in 1987 when I worked at my local hospital in Cottonwood, Arizona as an ED Registrar at age 18. This is what sparked my interest in the medical field, and landed me in a Medical Assistant program shortly thereafter. While I worked as an M.A., I also took a phlebotomy position at NW Medical Center in Tucson. This career evolved into the pathology department, and I was trained to be a Histotechnician. Due to my combination of histology and MA experience, I was able to work at the U of A with an excellent team of top notch Dermatopathologists, and eventually assisted with dermatological surgeries in local dermatology practices.