Michele Bryant is a retired mail carrier. She lives in the small town of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. After experiencing a 14-year history with Atrial fibrillation this has become her main field of interest. She also has had close family members who suffered from COPD, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and suicide. The study of these illnesses is very dear to her heart. While working for the postal service she volunteered as a leader and team member for the school PTO, girl scouts, cub scouts, Special Olympics and the advisory committee for the Horseshoe Bend school district. Bryant has been interested in contributing her voice as a patient and joining PCORI in that effort for over a year. She has been receiving the update emails and followed with interest. She is a member of Stop A-fib.org where she learned about the “Talk NERDY to Me” workshop conducted by the Alliance for Aging Research. During the workshop she learned more about PCOR and PCORI. She is excited to join a helpful organization such as PCORI and lend her voice as a female, as a small town and rural resident, as a senior citizen and as a medical patient.