I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of burn injury with specific knowledge in the area of life care planning and the psychological social problems associated with burn and trauma injuries. I have published on such topics as the psychological issues associated with burns with a special emphasis on pediatric burn patients, life care planning for the adult and pediatric burn patients and burn prevention. I have testified 10 times on topics such as life care planning for catostophically burned, adults and children and the psychlogical effects of burns and trauma on both children and adults. My hands on experience and published research on burn patients and their families has allowed me to speak nationally and internationally on the subject of living with a severe burn injury. I am also bilingual in Spanish.