I am the Dean of the College of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences at Charleston Southern University. I oversee the nursing, Public Health, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Graduate Counseling programs. I completed my BSN, MSN, and Doctorate in Nursing at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was born in the town of Brasov, Romania, which is located in the region of Transylvania (yes, Dracula lived down the street!). I moved to the United States in 1992 and lived throughout Michigan until 2013 when my husband and I decided to forfeit the long, snowy winters for Charleston. We now have a 2 year old little girl named Olivia who keeps us busy.