Veronica Gutchell, a native of Saratoga Springs, NY, is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She is currently a family nurse practitioner working with patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Veronica chose UMSON because of its excellent reputation and because of its location in a large metropolitan area with a diverse community and access to extensive resources. After Veronica completes her degree, she intends to teach full time, practice in a clinic part time, and continue to work in health policy. In preparation for the role of educator, she is completing courses in the Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Certificate Program. During her spare time, Veronica enjoys knitting. Her favorite television show is Masterpiece Mystery.