Ambassadors | Master of Science in Athletic Training

Each year, ambassadors volunteer their time and energy to be the student voice of the MSAT program. All of our ambassadors are actively involved on campus and work closely with the Admissions Office to provide an invaluable resource for prospective students.

We encourage you to speak with a current student about their experience applying to and choosing Pacific University's Master of Science in Athletic Training. Ambassadors' emails are provided below, and they will be happy to help you learn why Pacific is the school for you!

Photo of MSAT ambassador Ronald LaylonRonald Laylon, Class of 2022

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Undergraduate Major & Minor | University Nevada Reno, Kinesiology

Hometown | Reno, NV

One reason I chose Pacific | I wanted to get out of the desert and into some greenery.

Hobbies | Cooking, Music, working out, sports, making others laugh

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador


Photo of AT ambassador Maggie StojakMaggie Stojak, Class of 2022

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Undergraduate Major & Minor | B.S. of Kinesiology, University of Illinois

Hometown | Grayslake, IL

One reason I chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the clinical rotations we have available, starting right away in the fall semester, and the ability to learn and get certified in rehabilitation techniques for Athletic Training that will enhance our professional practice and employment opportunities. 

Hobbies | I love to hit a trail, hike, camp, rock climb, and explore new peaks! Bouldering is one of my favorite things to do on the weekend! 

MSAT Student Activities | ATSA Class of 2022 President; Student Ambassador

Picture of AT Ambassador Madeline EliassenMadeline Eliassen, Class of 2023

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Undergraduate Major & MinorB.S in Physical Education, B.A in Spanish Language, University of Alaska Anchorage 

HometownChugiak, Alaska

One reason I chose PacificI chose Pacific due to the clinical education opportunities (soccer and hockey) and because I wanted to live in a green space!

Hobbies | I love to play and coach soccer, hike, dog sit, and cook/bake delicious food. 

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

picture of MSAT Ambassador Bella PortilloBella Portillo, Class of 2023

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Undergraduate Major & MinorKinesiology & Athletic Training 3:2 Pathway, Pacific University

Hometown | San Jose, California

One reason I chose PacificI love Pacific! I have been at Pacific for three years and it has given me some amazing opportunities! The community makes me feel so welcome as if I never left home.

Hobbies | I love to weight lift, watch Netflix, softball, baseball, and football

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Picture of MSAT Ambassador Courtney RichardsonCourtney Richardson, Class of 2023

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Undergraduate Major & MinorB.S. of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma

HometownNorth Bend, Oregon

One reason I chose PacificI chose Pacific University because I felt supported and welcomed by each staff member from the beginning of my application process, and I knew that this is where I wanted to be. I also wanted to move back closer to my family, so it was a perfect fit!

Hobbies | I enjoy baking, listening to music, being with family, and discovering all that Oregon has to offer!

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador