Maurisa Konya, PA-C, MMS, received a Bachelor of Science in biology (pre-med focus) from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1988, followed by commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Ms Konya served for eight years at various international bases, honorably completing her tour as Captain in 1996. In 2001, Ms. Konya completed training as a Physician Assistant with a Masters in Medical Sciences degree from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Maurisa has been in the practice of rheumatology since 2001, and joined the clinical staff of AARA in 2004. She is married with two children.