Dr Irene Auteri studied nursing at the Long Island College Hospital and received her BSN from Adelphi University. She received her Masters in Nursing Education from New York University and her PhD in nursing research from Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health in 2022. She has held various nursing leadership positions in NYC hospitals and specialized in Maternal Child Health and Nursing education. She has volunteered in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. Dr Auteri runs a monthly free health clinic for Long Island, New York’s Eastern Farm workers with her husband and son in New York and was a volunteer during Covid epidemic and she is now assistant professor of nursing at Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health.