Jonas V Legacy Scholar

Sharee Anzaldo, MS, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles
PhD Student

Sharee Anzaldo is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing. She entered the nursing profession through the Masters Entry Program in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, earning a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Education. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at UCLA. Ms. Anzaldo has over nine years of clinical experience in pediatric nursing. She is an alumna of the Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she completed her initial training in pediatric medical-surgical and rehabilitation nursing. She currently works as a registered nurse in Perioperative Services and serves as a unit representative for the Clinical Services Research Council. Ms. Anzaldo also has teaching experience at UCLA School of Nursing. For over two years, she was the Teaching Assistant Consultant, and served as a resource for teaching assistants. She has also been a teaching assistant for various courses, including pediatric nursing, nursing education, public health nursing, fundamentals of nursing, skills lab, and simulation. During her undergraduate and graduate education, Ms. Anzaldo participated in several research training programs and volunteered for community health organizations, piquing her interest in nursing research in the Filipino American community. Currently, Ms. Anzaldo is a T32 Predoctoral Fellow in Vulnerable Populations/Health Disparities. Her research interests in pediatric nursing include chronic illness, family dynamics, and cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions. Ms. Anzaldo’s dissertation focus is on Filipino American parental beliefs and perceptions about managing care for a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.