Veronica Pasha is a New York native from the south shore of Long Island. Born to biracial teenage parents, her journey through adversity and perseverance started at a young age. She watched her parents, now a registered nurse and teacher, grow into their professions and give back to the communities in which they hail from. Their examples of community activism and determination are what inspired Veronica to become a nurse.
Veronica is a High Risk Obstetrics/Labor and Delivery nurse by training with additional experience as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) and Quality and Patient Safety Specialist for OB service lines. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor for CUNY Hunter College while she pursues PhD studies with Rory Meyer College of Nursing at New York University. Veronica's research interests focus on transitional care in the fourth trimester of pregnancy in people with known morbid conditions, specifically the postpartum Hispanic/Latinx population diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Her aim is to discover new knowledge in barriers to achieving optimal health that can be applied to all birth people with any co-morbid condition. Additionally, she aspires to inspire others in pushing the conventional ideologies of nursing and be innovative.
Veronica holds a Bachelors in Science (Nursing) from CUNY Hunter College and an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. She is an active member of the Association on Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), American Public Health Association (APHA), and Sigma Theta Tau (STTI). She is a daughter, sister, partner, and pet mom. In her "free" time, Veronica enjoys powerlifting, Jodi Picoult novels, and traveling.