Tina is a family nurse practitioner, providing patient-centered care for the past 22 years in the field of endocrinology. Along with her certification as a family nurse practitioner, she is also board certified in advanced diabetes management, a diabetes care and education specialist, and a clinical lipid specialist. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama, and Master and Bachelor of Science of Nursing degrees from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has earned the Innovation in Practice Award, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and is a published author and speaker in lipid and diabetes management. Her scientific curiosity has led her to be pivotal in several non-sponsored studies that were accepted and presented at the most prestigious endocrine meeting, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) and American Diabetes Association (ADA). Her most recent poster presentation about a novel device for infusion delivery was presented at the scientific session of the ADA 2022. Since 2006, she has given back to the nursing profession as an unsalaried clinical nurse practitioner preceptor for five different nursing schools. She is currently unsalaried adjunct faculty with the University of Texas health nursing school.