Lea obtained her BSN from Allen College in Waterloo, IA in 2006. She worked as a traveling nurse and staff RN for 9 years at hospitals in Denver, San Antonio, and Omaha. From 2009-2015 she was a nurse in the nursing resource team at Nebraska Medicine. In 2015, Lea obtained her MSN from Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska and was certified in Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has worked as a primary care provider for a geriatric center prior to accepting a position with Midwest GI. She is a member of Nebraska Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.