Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach is a registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at a level one trauma center in the tri-state area. She left her corporate career in 2010 to pursue a degree in nursing, and has since worked as a nurse in cardiac transplant and heart failure as well as intensive care. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, both from Rutgers University. She is a contributing author to numerous nursing outlets, and is in the final editing stages of her first non-fiction nursing book. Sonja and her husband Joseph reside in central New Jersey. Despite being native to the state, they did not find love at the Jersey Shore, and only fifty percent of the couple endorses spray tans.