Kristin Levoy, PhD, MSN, RN, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Kristin’s research interest is in patient and caregiver preparation for the end-of-life, an interest which arose from over a decade of nursing experience working with patients and families affected by cancer. Her research specifically focuses on the how preparation for the end-of-life across chronic illness trajectories impacts patient transitions to end-of-life care and caregiver transitions to bereavement. Kristin’s research has been previously supported by a Future of Nursing Scholars Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as a Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing from the American Cancer Society. Kristin received both her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD degree from the University of Miami.