Lori Dowd is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of experience. She received her undergraduate bachelors in nursing from the University of Missouri where she was an elected member of the Student Health Advisory Council and received her masters in nursing from Emory University in both the Family Nurse Practitioner and the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Programs. Over the last 9 years Lori has worked in several very busy emergency departments in Atlanta, GA, Fall River, MA and presently in Saint Louis, MO. Prior to the emergency department she also worked in the trauma/medical/surgical ICU and is experienced with taking care of patients from infancy to elderly. She spent much of her childhood moving all over the US and has since adopted a lifestyle of embracing change and enjoying moving quite often. Lori is an avid swimmer, photographer, writer, and has a love for travel and thrill seeking adventure. She is honored and excited to be chosen for the Fall 2013 50th Anniversary Atlantic Voyage and is looking forward to meeting new people, making new friends and creating lifelong memories.