The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Student Profiles

MS - Clinical Nurse Leader Profile: Amanda McLure

Apr 8, 2019

Name: Amanda McLure

Where are you from? Boston, MA

When will you complete the MS-Clinical Nurse Leader? May 2019

What inspired you to become a nurse?

Sharada Paudel DNP

DNP Profile: Sharada Paudel

Mar 19, 2019

Name: Sharada Paudel, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut 

Graduation: May 2019

DNP Specialization:  Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 

Undergraduate Student Profile: Carl McDonald

Mar 18, 2019

Name and hometown:  Carl McDonald, Carmel, NY

Program and graduation year:  Nursing Major, 2020

What inspired you to become a nurse?  

Undergraduate Student Profile: Daniella Puche

Mar 18, 2019

Name and hometown:  

My name is Daniella Puche!  I grew up in Douglasville, Georgia, but I am so happy that I am here at UMass now!

Program and graduation year:  

I am a traditional undergraduate Nursing Major, and I am expected to graduate in 2022. 

DNP Profile: Michele Marek

Mar 14, 2019

Name: Michele Marek

Location: Connecticut

Graduation: May 2019

DNP specialization:  Online post-Master’s DNP track

Current role: I have been an APRN in primary Care for 25 years and a nurse for 35 years.

Undergraduate Student Profile: Mia Ford

Mar 14, 2019

Name and Hometown: My name is Mia Ford and I am from Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

Program and Graduate Year:  I am a freshman in the nursing program here at UMass and will be graduating in 2022.

What inspired you to become a nurse?

Cheru Atraga DNP photo

DNP Profile: Cheru Atraga, DNP '17

Mar 12, 2019

Cheru Atraga, DNP, FNP-C, MS, MEd; Associate Professor

Location: Springfield, MA

Degree:  Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner specialization, Graduated May 2017

Photo of Cassandra Zacke

DNP Profile: Cassandra Zacke

Mar 11, 2019

Name: Cassandra Zacke

Location: Miami, Florida 

Graduation: May 2019

Brandy Cloud

DNP Profile: Brandy Cloud

Jan 8, 2018

DNP graduation year- DNP completion, current FNP, May 2018


Cheri Monette

DNP Profile: Cheri Monette

Dec 22, 2017

DNP Program/graduation year: AGPCNP program; graduation year 2018