Dr. Filipina Hernandez was born in the Philippines in October of 1973. She currently lives in Miami, Florida, United States. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1994 at Angeles University Foundation, Philippines. In 1996, she earned her Master’s degree in Science Education at Pampanga State University, Philippines. In 2004, she migrated to the United States and furthered her education, obtaining a Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialization in education in 2008 at the University of Phoenix. In 2020, she completed her Ph.D. in Nursing with a specialization in Education at Walden University. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in undergraduate nursing programs – Associate degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her clinical expertise is in Women’s Health and Labor &, Delivery. In addition to clinical and didactic teaching experience, she is a simulation educator providing innovative experiential learning through various simulation platforms (high fidelity, virtual, etc.) to pre- licensure nursing program students. As an active simulation educator in the simulation community, she experienced and witnessed various role challenges encountered by many simulation educators in nursing programs. Such challenges in the simulation educator role served as a spring broad for Dr. Hernandez to conduct a research study entitled: Exploring a Nursing Faculty’s Perceived Level of Engagement with High-Fidelity Simulation Experiences.