Marisa Streelman began her career in Chicago as a staff nurse in Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She progressed into leadership positions, such as charge RN, and Clinical Coordinator, and then changed specialties as the unit manager of a Medicine unit. Her life moved out West to Denver, where she managed a Cardiology and Progressive Care unit at University of Colorado Hospital before returning back to Chicago. She is currently Medical Center Unit Director at Rush University Medical Center. Marisa was a founding member for the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses - Chicago Chapter, and she has been involved with the AMSN Volunteer Committees. She was elected to Treasurer for the Board of Directors for AMSN in 2015 and continues as Board Liaison for the Scholarship and Awards Committee and the Research Committee.