Prior to that and right after nursing school, she worked as an RN Diabetes Educator at UC San Francisco's Benioff Children's Hospital. She attended nursing school at UCSF, graduating in 2021.
Chelsea was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2015 at the age of 24. She has been a patient advocate as a part of Dexcom's Warrior Ambassador Program. Her vision is to defy the misconception and stereotypes of diabetes by living beyond her disease through adventure.
She finds strength and courage through rock climbing, ski mountaineering, and trail running. Chelsea is an American Alpine Club climbing grant recipient. She continues her work to cultivate leadership, and empower more women and girls in the outdoors by sharing her big mountain experiences.