After spending over 4 years working with Dr. Rivella as a research technician, I pursued a career in nursing. I worked as a RN for New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell in medical-surgical nursing for over 9 years. While there I attended New York University to advance my nursing career and obtained my Masters of Science degree as an advanced practice nurse specializing in adult-gerontology. I currently work for United Health Group-Optum Health as a board certified nurse practitioner providing primary care for adult gerontology patients. I also work as a per-diem nurse practitioner for Fordham University providing primary care to young adults.