Tracey Long, PhD, MS, RN, CDE, CNE, CHUC, CCRN grew up in sunny California and later braved the cold in Provo, Utah where she earned two degrees at Brigham Young University in nursing and Spanish. In college, she traveled with the speech and debate team, studied abroad in Europe, and then toured the Orient with the National Ballroom Dance Champion Team. Tracey served one and one-half years as a health welfare missionary to Colombia. She developed Spanish programs in health education and diabetes for local hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada where she now resides. She earned her masters degree in public health education at the California College of Health Sciences. She earned her PhD at UNLV in nursing/health education. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education at at HealthCare Partners and adjunct faculty at Nevada State College. To keep her sense of humor she has taught home preschool for 13 years.