Patrice has a master's degree in clinical laboratory science from the University of North Dakota and her bachelor's in medical technology from the University of Minnesota.
Having extensive work experience in hospitals and clinics, she most recently served as a technical consultant for Allina Medical Clinic laboratories and Central Pediatrics.
Patrice currently serves as Assessment of Student Learning Coordinator on the DCTC campus. She also serves as a peer reviewer for Quality Matters, an online course quality evaluation.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Patrice says, "Hands-on, guided practice is very important for the medical field. Small numbers in the lab help with this important part of student learning. Everyone can learn if given the right opportunity."
"The students!" are the best part of her job as a DCTC instructor.
She lists conflict resolution as a new interest and plans to pursue education on the subject.