Maura Dougherty graduated with her BSN in 2014. After nursing school, she worked as an ICU nurse in a cardio-thoracic surgical ICU. Inspired by the many advanced practice nurses she encountered in the ICU, Maura decided to attend nurse anesthesia school, graduating in 2018 with her MS. Maura’s faculty advisors in CHOPR include Dr. Matthew McHugh and Dr. Karen Lasater. She is currently in the second year of the PhD program.