Barclay scholarship winner Tara O’Brien combined her BSN in Nursing with a minor in Psychology from Ohio University. Her nursing career has been a diverse one, including staff nurse, case manager and nurse educator --- this last includes teaching within the Associate and Baccalaureate nursing programs at Hocking College. She is now pursuing her PhD full time at the Medical University of South Carolina where her research topic is obesity among Appalachian women. She plans to develop an intervention tailored for Appalachian women to assist them with nutrition and weight management.