I am a senior graduating this December with a major in Neuroscience under the College of Arts and Sciences. I was a transfer student studying Business and Accounting from Saint Michael's College and wanting to learn more about my fathers diagnosis of Schizophrenia. In doing so I applied at the University of Vermont Medical Center to become a Patient Access Representative, where I caught on quickly and was promoted within the first year of employment to Patient Access Representative II. Six months later I was promoted to Staffing Office Specialist and our team is responsible for fulfilling hospital staffing needs and safe staffing processes per contracts. However, I would only accept the promotion on one condition; that I may keep contact with patients as a Patient Access Representative II within the Emergency Dept. My multi-job role within the hospital has taught me many things that tests nor homework assignments never could. Serving our patients and their families is the most rewarding part of my job and plan on continuing to serve not only our patients, but our magnificent team of Registered Nurses, Licensed Nurse Assistants, Mental Health Technicians, and Patient Observers. I am also in my sixth year at the Vermont Air National Guard and am excited to say that just last month, I signed a contract for another 3 great years in the military. After these three years, my fiance and I will be headed towards the Virginia-Maryland area where we both plan on completing graduate school.