I am a healthcare advocate and a mom-ologist with on-the-mom training in infectious disease, hepatology, rheumatology, gastrointestinology, and glitterology. I am also a healer and an artist. I am the mama to two mermaids ages 9 and 10 and a merdog of indeterminate age. I work in healthcare as a writer and data strategist supporting non-profit and safety-net healthcare entities.In the past ten years, my team and I have helped secure over $100-million in grant funding, influenced international policy, and provided research for publications and speeches presented before the UN, WHO and the US Congress. In my free time - I swim outdoors, make gratitools, sprinkle glitter, and choose hope. My favorite book ever (at least today) is Man's Search for Meaning.