I began my professional career in the field of Nursing and have both a have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Science Degree in the field of Adult Nursing from the University of Arizona. After graduation from my master's program in Nursing I taught Nursing at the University of Oklahoma and help get the Oklahoma City University School of Nursing started.
It was at that time I was required to get a doctoral degree to stay in education, and the head of the National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, encouraged me to attend law school. I began my legal studies at Oklahoma City University while teaching full time at OU's College of Nursing and then OCU School of Nursing. After graduation and due to the economic environment of the late 1980s, I taught and worked in nursing at a hospital in Connecticut, before joining a Securities related firm in 1986, as their in-house counsel and compliance officer.
I later returned to Oklahoma due to family concerns, and worked in Aviation Title and Finance, and finally the Oil and Gas Industry. To better understand the business side of the legal questions I was encountering in my work, I sought an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
During this entire time, I have taught adult education classes, employees, and mentored or coached employees. My greatest satisfaction has been seeing individuals go on to achieve their degrees or dreams.
I have been a member of three state Bars, Oklahoma from which I resigned in good standing in 2010, Connecticut and New York where I retired from active membership in 2020. I passed each of these Bar exams on the first attempt. I have joined Varsity Tutor to help pass on the knowledge I have gained from my career and life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN)
Graduate Degree: Oklahoma City University - Juris Doctor, Legal Studies
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