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Kelli Barber

Kelli Barber

Subspecialty: Occupational and Environmental Health

Kelli was born in Nashville, Tennessee. After earning a B.S. in biology and ecology from the University of Tennessee, she spent five years traveling back and forth to Glacier National Park where she worked as a park ranger and boat captain during the summers. Kelli then decided to pursue a nursing career and obtained her education at the University of San Diego in 2004. She worked for three years in San Diego on a med/surg/oncology unit. While working as a floor nurse, she became concerned about the wastes being generated in the hospital setting and their effects on the environment & public health. After some soul-searching, she decided to continue her education in the OEHN program here at the UW. Kelli worked as an endoscopy & ambulatory procedure nurse when she lived in Seattle. She starts her career as nursing instructor at Flathead Valley Community College in 2010.