Cindy graduated in 1991 from UW Madison with BSN. She has worked in acute care, long term care, and critical care. She received her MSN from UW Eau Claire in 2008 and DNP from UW Eau Claire in 2012. She has been has been teaching at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences since 2012, and working as a Nurse Practitioner at Student Health Services. She also serves on the Chippewa Valley Immunization Coalition.