Rasa began working as a personal carer at age sixteen. She was the youngest personal carer that the nursing home had ever employed. This started her career in nursing. Rasa graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2011 after completing her Bachelor of Nursing degree.
Rasa has completed numerous postgraduate qualifications including a Master of Mental Health Nursing degree and a Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care. In 2019, Rasa completed a Master of Nurse Practitioner degree and in 2020, Rasa commenced work in an acute mental health team in rural, coastal Australia as a Nurse Practitioner, Researcher and Lecturer with the University of New South Wales Rural Medical School. Rasa is the leading Practitioner and Researcher for a depression clinic (OptiMA2 and OptiMA3 trials). She is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse through the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and is an Accredited Dialectical Behavioural Therapist. She is a member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and is both a delegate and member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
Rasa has published over ten articles in various scientific and academic journals. She has also published and performed poetry in various magazines, blogs, anthologies and poetry slams. Although she has always loved writing, Rasa had no idea that her nursing stories could easily fill an entire book. In 2022 Rasa began a new chapter in her career, starting her own practice as a Nurse Practitioner specialising in mental health.
Rasa is passionate about nursing and believes in the value of people trying to be altruistic and caring towards humans, animals, and nature, in whatever small way they can be. Outside of nursing and writing, Rasa likes to spend time with family and friends, practice martial arts, run, surf, volunteer, travel and be amongst nature and animals. She strives to challenge herself in every way, but also take daily naps and laugh wherever possible.
Rasa lives with her three-legged rescue cat called 'Boy'.