My name is Andrea Catrell and I am a Registered Nurse residing in Bellingham, Washington State. I have been a nurse for 2 years and I am currently in my 3rd term in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program (online) through Simmons College in Boston. I studied design in college so my background affords me a different perspective on problems in the healthcare setting. As my time at Simmons continues, I find that research is a vast and endless field and that is very appealing to my creative nature. I hope to work in women’s health or hospice when I graduate from my program; In the future I hope to join Doctors without Borders in Africa.