Elaine Do, RN, is a second-year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She is a member of VUSN’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Student Nurses Group. Ms. Do earned her bachelor’s degrees in both Integrative Biology and Psychology at UC Berkeley in May 2017. She has always known that she wanted to work in a field where she could combine her interests in healthcare, psychology, and pediatrics, which brought her to the field of Nursing.
Prior to her enrollment at Vanderbilt, Ms. Do worked as a behavioral interventionist and provided Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delays. Ms. Do has also volunteered at several hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA. She also has experience tutoring and mentoring underserved youth in after-school programs. After graduating from VUSN, Ms. Do plans to provide mental health services to children and adolescents from racial and ethnic minorities, especially those who have difficulty accessing healthcare in underserved areas.