Priya grew up in Anchorage and worked as a legislative aide in Juneau prior to moving to Portland to pursue her nursing degree. She has worked as a nurse in the Medical ICU at Oregon Health & Science University for the past six years. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in June. Her long term interests in palliative medicine include learning more about palliative care in rural Alaska and increasing discussions about quality of life and people’s preferences at the end of life. When she’s not in the hospital she enjoys baking, reading, running, hiking, skiing, and yoga.