Ms. Dahl grew up in Arizona and has deep roots in the south.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Health from St. Francis University in Joliet Illinois, and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Arizona State University. As a nurse, she gained extensive experience caring for patients in the medical surgical, neurosurgical, cardiovascular, and burn Intensive care units, as well as level one trauma emergency department experience. She is a Barbara Browne Connors Scholar, and graduated cum laude with her Master’s degree in Nursing from Arizona State University. She is nationally accredited as an Audit Nurse Practitioner. She practiced cardiology and emergency medicine prior to embarking on a 10 year career in international flight medicine. She now call Knoxville home, and enjoys practicing pain management medicine.

Ms. Dahl’s other interests include spending time with family and friends, theological studies, animal rescue, climbing and snowboarding.