Jennifer A. Sanderfer, APRN, MSN, CPNP-AC, is an accomplished and dedicated healthcare professional with a commitment to pediatric care and nursing education. Having lived in West Africa from the age of four to eighteen, her heart for missions and healthcare led her to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2001. She later received her Master of Science degree (nurse practitioner track) from Vanderbilt University in 2010. She has maintained an active certification through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer has been actively engaged in higher education since 2012, filling a variety of leadership roles, including assistant professor, interim chair, and Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education. Currently, she is Assistant Professor, Simulation Educator at Colorado Christian University and is pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Colorado. Over the years, Jennifer has been involved in short-term and long-term medical missions in several countries, including Peru, Cameroon, Guinea, and most recently in Senegal, West Africa, from 2015 to 2021. In her current role, Jennifer enjoys learning about and developing ways to stimulate deep learning in her students using healthcare simulation as a way to explore the holistic nature of humanity and nursing.