Immediately after high school, I decided to go into a full time nursing program. My passion to take care of others started at an early age as I had a Grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. I never knew how debilitating an illness could be, and seeing someone so dear to me go through it, opened my eyes as to how I could be a help in other people’s lives, both physically and emotionally. Now that I have been working in pediatrics for three years, I have decided to go back to school to finish my bachelor’s in physical therapy. My ultimate goal is to finish my Doctorate in order to work with United States veterans at the physical therapy department at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. I believe the most special people are those who protect our country and it would be a pleasure to be a part of their physical and emotional healing.
The goals I have set at Marymount University are to gain as much knowledge as possible, keeping up with current information and the latest news in physical therapy, as well as keeping up with my studies. I currently volunteer at the Naval Health Clinic in Quantico, Virginia, which is giving me an amazing outlook and experience for my career path. I look forward to the journey ahead and know that my compassion for others, commitment to the field, and nurturing and motivating personality will go far.