It’s a good thing Kristin Roers likes to bake. She’s relying on that skill to stay in the good graces of her colleagues at the Sanford Health Office of Nursing Practice in Fargo as she heads to her first term in the North Dakota Legislature.
“I’ve been feeding my coworkers cookies to make up for the fact that they have to pick up all my work,” Roers said.
For the next four months in Bismarck, Roers will give up her work as a self-described “project manager for nursing” to instead sift through hundreds of legislative bills as a Republican state senator. Rather than help nurses with policies, procedures and supplies when developments such as new software or equipment come out, she’ll spend five days a week working with 140 others selected by voters to help improve the lives of all North Dakotans.