When did you graduate? December 2012 What was your major? Gerontology: Social Sciences
What is your current job title?
Registration/Scheduler at Allina Medical Clinic in Faribault, Minnesota. Also, I am interning at Alzheimer's Speaks in St. Paul, Minnesota (http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com/
What do your job duties include? At Allina Medical Clinic, I register patients, schedule appointments, care coordination, and insurance verficiation. At Alzheimer's Speaks I am in charge of blogging, social media, and uploading my research papers.
Tell us about the grad program you are enrolled in. I am enrolled in two graduate programs, Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration at Minnesota State University Mankato.
What is the most rewarding part of working with older adults? I don't think I can pick just one thing. I think they have so much to offer. I love listening to their stories and just talking with them.
What are your career goals? I want to work with Alzheimer's/dementia patients and their families. After grad school, I would like to open and run an adult day center geared towards providing respite care for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias.