Meredith Smith

Lead Speaker

Quote - "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop look around once and a while, you could miss it." 

I am Registered Nurse at the University of Kansas Hospital in the Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit. I am certified in trauma and critical care. About four shifts a month I serve as the hospital's trauma resource nurse in which I respond to all trauma activations, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls and penetrating injuries to name a few. 

Interests- I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also love going on walks and trying new food/restaurants!

Goals/Dreams-I enjoy learning and teaching. I hope to become a nurse educator for an adult ICU, hopefully continuing to work with complex surgical and trauma patients! Outside of work, I hope to travel to Europe and raise a family. I would also love to master the art of baking, particularly macarons!

Personality Traits- I am a busy body. I always like to stay active and social. People often as me why I am smiling, but I'm just a happy person!