Petra is currently a staff technologist at New England Hyperbaric Medicine at Saint Francis. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College, where she obtained her BA in mathematics in 2009. She completed formal hyperbaric medicine training at both Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York. She became certified by The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technology as a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist in 2014. She is active volunteer for Simsbury Volunteer Fire Department. She has also been active in the Air Force National Guard as an Aerospace Medical Technician since 2011.