Since graduating from Midwestern University in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, with her Master of Medical Sciences Degree, Brooke Zilinskas has worked in surgical sub-specialties including colorectal and vascular surgery. For the past 11 years, she has been working at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Urology. She sees inpatient consults, outpatient evaluation of benign and malignant conditions, and first assists on robotic surgery. She has given lectures to the PA school affiliated with her institution as well as at state and national conferences. She has published in JAAPA and was a contributor to a Physician Assistant Clinics in Urology Journal. She is the education committee chair and the Vice President for the Urology Association of Physician Assistants (UAPA) and is also involved with the AUA APP Education Committee. She is passionate about mentoring students and peers and is the founder and current chairperson for a hospital wide mentorship program for advanced practice providers. Her spare time is usually spent as a “sports mom” watching soccer or gymnastics.