Alison Ryan, ARNP, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Claremont McKenna College and a second bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duke University. She holds a Master of Science in nursing (MSN) degree from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in family practice. She is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and completed a postgraduate residency at Community Health Care in Tacoma, Washington. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. In addition to her professional interests, she enjoys hiking, running, traveling and spending time with friends and family.