Nayomi Walton is a Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing as well as a master's degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut. While attending graduate school at the University of Connecticut, Nayomi was awarded the Jonas Nurse Scholar Program Scholarship. Nayomi has worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Connecticut. She worked in the Center for Nursing Scholarship providing support to professors with projects and agendas related to research. She has also taught nursing students in the simulation lab, which provides students with an opportunity to engage in hands-on experience with patient care. She has seven years of work experience as a medical-surgical nurse and two years of experience as a psychiatric nurse at UConn Health.