Dr. Knoeckel has been a primary care nurse practitioner for more than 11 years. She first worked as an FNP with the Community Health Center, CT, providing care to Spanish-speaking patients with limited healthcare access. Subsequently, she worked as an FNP in private practice, urgent care, and locum. Currently, she works at UT Health Wellness 360 student and employee health. Born to American parents but raised in Spain (age 4-17), she traveled across Europe and attended international conferences. In one conference, she translated for Spanish speakers. She joined a mission trip to Peru and translated for English speakers. She also traveled to Costa Rica, Greece, and Italy. She taught students of the Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) International program (Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine in Blacksburg, VA) Medical Spanish for healthcare professionals before their medical trips to El Salvador. She joined 2 of these trips; DO faculty and students worked with the local medical team to provide health care to the indigenous Salvadorians for two weeks. Dr. Knoeckel believes that a global perspective is critical because the world has such diversity that can only be experienced through personal exposure. She has recently traveled for leisure to Spain, Canada, England, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.