Originally from Florida, Janet and her husband moved to Mississippi when he received orders to his next duty station in Belle Chase, Louisiana, and they instantly fell in love with the state and the deep south entirely. Janet completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Miss and is currently a Master’s of Public Health student with an emphasis in health policy and administration.This is Janet's second year as a College of Health Ambassador. She is also a member of the Health Administration Student Association.
When Janet has rare moments of ‘free time,’ she enjoys fishing, cooking, hiking, camping, and most anything outdoors. She also enjoys live music and has been to well over a hundred concerts and music festivals, and has traveled all over the country to catch an event. As avid sports fans, Janet and her husband attend NFL, NBA, and MLB games. Go Rays!
For ten years, Janet was employed as a certified nursing assistant in a variety of health care settings. These experiences have provided her the foundation for continuing a career in health care. As the spouse of a Chief Petty Officer in the Coast Guard, she feels it is her duty to serve those who have so valiantly served our country and she plans on having a long and productive career caring for our veterans. She will focus her career in those areas which will most positively affect our service members by creating, implementing, and modifying those health care policies that will provide the greatest benefit for our veterans and their families.