Keisha Monique Napper was born and raised in Prince George’s County Maryland, in which she has resided in until 2017 when she relocated to Charles County in Southern Maryland. Always having the urge to care for others, Keisha knew at a young age that she wanted to work in the medical field caring for peoples’ health and well-being. After graduating from Parkdale High School in 1998, with the support of her family, Keisha went on to pursue her education and medical career as a Medical Assistant. During her time working as a medical assistant in a multi-physician practice, Keisha was introduced to laboratory medicine and was able to rotate into a position where she was able to manage the practice’s laboratory draw station and perform certain laboratory test. Keisha enrolled part-time to pursue a nursing degree but in 2011, she was unable to complete her studies of nursing due to a debilitating back injury which kept her bed ridden for three months and took a full year to recover, but with the love and support of her family and her never give up attitude, Keisha received her first degree in General studies from Prince George’s community college in 2012. In 2015 she received her second degree in Medical Technology from College of Southern Maryland. With this degree she was able to transition into a Medical Laboratory Technician position with Kaiser Permanente, her current employer for the last 16 years. Keisha is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology at University of Maryland University College and is looking to complete her studies by fall of 2020. Future educations goals include the possibility of pursuing a master’s degree in Physician Assistant, were she can continue to provide holistic healthcare for her community. “The more we see health as a practice rather than as a problem to fix, the more we encourage the body’s natural potential to be healthy.” Aarti Patel, In the future Keisha also hopes to be able to give back to her community by starting a non-profit project that would provide fresh produce that can be delivered to that Maryland national food bank, provide transitional housing for homeless veterans, and agricultural and nutritional education to surrounding schools.