Meet Ana Mena
Ana Mena was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Her parents raised her with a strong work ethic and has been working since the age of sixteen. She attended Loretto Academy High School and, later, Texas A&M University, where she obtained a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development with an emphasis in Community Health.
After an illness requiring Ana to have multiple abdominal surgeries, she decided to attend nursing school at the University of Texas at El Paso. The nurses who cared for Ana had a very large impact on her life. These nurses made such an impression on her that she made the decision to become the nurse who would, in turn, care for others. Ana worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse for 7 years. During this time, she was a Charge Nurse for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and trained many nurses to work in the PICU. She was nominated twice and awarded the Daisy Award for her compassionate and extraordinary care of critically ill children.
Ana obtained her Master’s Degree in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care at Texas Tech Health Science Center. She is passionate about caring for her patients and improving the health of her community. During her free time, Ana enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.