Staff Spotlight: Geneva Arness

Monday, November 4, 2019

Geneva Arness
Geneva Arness

Name: Geneva K. Arness

Position: Staff Nurse

Division/Program in department: EOHW/Healthy Duke/Live For Life

Start date: 9/30/19

Time at Duke: 6 months as a contractor with Health Fitness

Where I worked prior to accepting this role: At home for 7 years. Prior to that, I worked at Oregon Health and Science University.

What I will be doing in this role: I will be a nurse on our mobile health assessment team.

What I most look forward to in this role: I look forward to interacting with all sorts of different Duke employees while offering them encouragement to improve their health

My first job: Not my first job, but my first fun job. When I was 21, I was a phone operator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

My dream job: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

What I like to do for fun: I like to play with my four children, be outside (when its not too hot!) and travel.

Favorite musician, movie, TV show, or book: My favorite movies are Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. My favorite book is Jane Eyre.

Something my co-workers probably don’t know about me: I once took a challenge and licked a slug! Yuck!