Maura Brain is a two-time Nurses Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarship winner – this year she was awarded a NEF Scholarship and last year she received the Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship. Maura is completing her doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts in Boston and continuing her work as a nurse practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her primary clinical interest is diabetes and weight management in primary care. Her other key interests are health systems, quality improvement, and healthcare disparities. She still finds time for her two children and her husband who’s support, she knows has helped her achieve her goals.