Milva grew up in Maryland and received her BSN from Loma Linda University and worked as a nurse at their pediatric intensive care unit. After moving back to the D.C. area she then worked at Johns Hopkins University Hospital as a pediatric intensive care nurse. She trained as a nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland where she now lives with her three children, Margaret, Matthew, and Meredith.
Milva has a special interest in breastfeeding, asthma, and newborn growth and development. She and her family love the great outdoors. They have a camp in Maine and travel there as often as they can. She loves theater, foreign films, travel, and a good book.