Derek Brocklehurst grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 with a B.A. in Biology. He went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a B.S. in Nursing. He hopes to continue his education in the future, obtaining his M.S.N. or PhD in HIV or Oncology Nursing. Derek has been working as an Infectious Disease RN for 4 years and has a fond love for all of his patients. He attributes his passion and caring for others to his mother, who always gave her all in raising he and his brother during their rough teenage years.