Spencer is a registered nurse and educator. As an RN, she specializes in critical care. She graduated cum laude and with honors with her BSN from Azusa Pacific University, and earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has both practiced bedside nursing and taught nursing students at the university level. Before joining USK Spencer had already taken on many roles in the academic setting including didactic and clinical instructor, skills lab coordinator, lead instructor and course coordinator, and mentor for MSN Education students.