Kurea worked previously at the University of Oregon, Academic Extension Department for 10 years. Her most recent experience comes from working in an urgent care medical setting. She earned her bachelor’s degree in general science from the UO, specializing in biology, chemistry, and human anatomy and physiology. As an undergrad, she served with the Lane County Forensic Pathologist’s Office as a part of their student internship program. She enjoys spending weekends at the race track with her husband, as both a spectator and race car driver. She also enjoys golf, the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her three dogs Dax, Wilma, and Bella.