Patricia is currently a full time student at the Georgetown University in the Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. She is a registered nurse with experience in a variety of settings including school nursing, maternal-infant health nursing and oncology nursing. In previous years, Patricia ran her own practice as a birth doula and lactation consultant, and has worked with hundreds of families in the DC Metropolitan area supporting birth and breastfeeding. In addition, she holds a doctorate degree from the Karolinska University in Stockholm, Sweden, in Tumor Biology and Oncology. Patricia has lived in Venezuela, Sweden and Germany and speaks German. She is a mother of two energetic children and together they enjoy traveling, horseback riding, biking and time spent outdoors.