Meet pediatric nurse practitioner and alumna Michelle Botchey

As we celebrate Black History Month, we also want to celebrate members of our CALS community making history and a difference now and in the future.

Meet Michelle Botchey!

What year did you graduate from UW? What was your major? 

I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Natural Sciences).

Where are you working now? Could you describe your work? 

I work at Seattle Children’s Hospital and I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner on the General and Thoracic Surgery team. I work alongside nine other Advanced Practice Providers in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  

What are you most proud of in your work? 

Being able to see the progression of each child we care for. 

How has your identity shaped the work that you do? 

Knowing that I must work hard has helped me persevere in my position. Although things may get difficult, remembering to always show kindness and compassion to everyone.   

In what ways can people help celebrate diversity? 

Continuing to educate yourself about different cultures and not being afraid to start a conversation. Being open-minded and also committing to change. Remembering to share our experiences and differences in a positive way.