Catherina Madani, Ph.D., graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998. In 1999 she moved to San Diego and began working in critical care at UCSD. In 2015 she earned her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of San Diego, and currently works at UC San Diego Health, providing palliative care education. Madani is a Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse, co-chair the Palliative Care Committee, and an active member of the Advance Care Planning Committee at UCSD. She’s also a lecturer in SDSU’s graduate nursing program.