Dr. Divin has been a nurse since 1976. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. She spent 17 years working with health promoters in marginated communities in Latin America including the colonias on the US/Mexico border. In 1997 she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso where she participated in a Community Health and Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Upon completion of her degree she worked in primary care in the colonias in El Paso and later in geriatrics at a PACE (Program for all-inclusive care for the elderly) site. There she developed a palliative care program for the frail elderly and obtained her Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nursing certification. She completed her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing in 2015. Her research interests focus on intimate partner violence and salutogenesis or factors that promote health in adversity. In particular, her dissertation explored salutogenesis in aging Mexican American women with a history of intimate partner violence.