Dr. Brittany R. Richards is a Brooklyn Native, a first-generation American, and proud daughter of Jamaican parents. She is an alumna of the University at Buffalo where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, and was the sole recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award. Dr. Richards is a Doctoral prepared and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and an experienced Nurse Educator. While working as a full-time Critical Care Registered Nurse, Brittany concurrently pursued her Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Columbia University. Practicing as an advanced provider in communities that were medically underserved, sparked her research interests in Health Disparities; particularly in Mental Health Services and Awareness as well as the Black Maternal Health Crisis. Dr. Richards is a community activist, healthcare advocate, and a Millennial Nurse. She understands the importance of primary prevention and works to educate the community by organizing health fairs, trainings, and workshops within various neighborhoods across New York City. Dr. Richards is a firm believer in Nurses rising to the occasion of being involved in legislation that directly impacts patient safety and the future of healthcare. Her passion to be of service to all extends to her membership in various organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated., Church of God of Prophecy, Board member of Friends of NYC Nurse-Family Partnership, where she is able to influence change surrounding the Black Maternal Health crisis; and the Greater NYC Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, where she is the Chair of the Health Policy Committee, and was instrumental in coordinating informative town halls about COVID-19. When NYC became the Epi-Center of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dr. Richards continued to work as a Nurse Educator remotely, while battling the virus on the frontline as a Critical Care Registered Nurse.