Marie Thorup Lewis (BS ’89) was honored during homecoming with the college’s Alumni Achievement Award. During her campus lecture, she discussed working in the health units of US embassies and highlighted the nursing skills used to support others while learning from them culturally.
Ms. Lewis is a dedicated and skilled registered nurse currently working at VHC Health Outpatient Clinic in Arlington, VA—a facility that focuses on treating the uninsured, underrepresented, and Medicaid/Medicare populations. Lewis provides patient care and education in 6 clinical specialties: Endocrine, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Breast Health, Orthopedics, and Internal Medicine. Lewis graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1989 and is certified in ambulatory care.
Throughout her career, Ms. Lewis has gained a broad range of experience in oncology, hospice, public health, embassy, and outpatient environments. Due to her husband’s career in foreign service, Lewis has lived in the Philippines, Morocco, Thailand, Jordan, and Kenya. She worked with the U.S. Department of State in the U.S. Embassies in Morocco and Jordan as a nurse assisting in various activities, including health orientation, vaccinations, on-call medical duties, and as a member of the mass casualty response team. She and her husband, Jason, currently reside in McLean, Virginia, and are the parents of 5 children.