Kelly Moran served in the US Peace Corps for 27 months after obtaining her BA from CSUN. This time spent living as an “other” persuaded Kelly to continue studying anthropology, and she earned an MA in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2007. Kelly has spent the last five years working for VHA, a national healthcare alliance based in Irving, Texas. Although she works healthcare, Kelly considers herself more of an organizational/business anthropologist then a medical anthropologist and spends her time studying how healthcare workers provide safe and compassionate care within a highly structured organizational environment. Read her recent paper, "Health Care as Social Practice."