Kristi Wanamaker has built both her life and career around helping others. During her four years of undergrad at YCP, Wanamaker served both locally and nationwide with Habitat for Humanity. In addition to repairing homes in York City, she traveled to LA, MS, and FL on Collegiate Challenge trips during Winter Break. Wanamaker graduated from YCP in 2011 with a B.S. in Nursing.
In 2014, she decided to continue her education and enrolled in the College’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner graduate program. Wanamaker is truly passionate about community and public health. When she is not working at Pinnacle Health's various hospital campuses, she acts as the secretary for the York-Adams County Immunization Coalition, educating the community on the importance of vaccinations. Wanamaker has also devoted much of herself to medical missionary work.
Since 2010, she has traveled to Guatemala six times. During each trip, she has assisted with two-day medical clinics in which she and other medical professionals provide basic dental and medical care to the impoverished people of the area. Wanamaker is forever grateful for her experiences in Guatemala as she explained, "Traveling to Guatemala has changed my life. These trips offered me so much perspective on what is truly important in life." Serving locally, nationally, and internationally has further cultivated Wanamaker’s desire to help others. "In the future as a nurse practitioner, I hope to work in an area that supports my love for the population and preventative health," she said. Wanamaker would also like to continue her education and obtain a doctoral degree in either nursing practice or public health.
written by Jennifer Hindley '17