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!

Picture of AT Ambassador Madeline EliassenMadeline Eliassen, Class of 2023

Email | elia5631@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | BS in Physical Education, BA in Spanish Language, University of Alaska Anchorage 

HometownChugiak, Alaska

Why 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. 

Photo of MSAT Ambassador Jourden LamarJourden Lamar, Class of 2024

Email | lama2946@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | BS Kinesiology, Humboldt State University

Hometown | San Diego, California

Why PacificI chose Pacific because of the opportunities they offer during your duration in the program. From the moment you're accepted into the program they offer so much support which makes your time at Pacific feel angelic.

Hobbies | I love to take naps, hike with my dog Bruno, cook, go to music festivals, and find new places in Oregon.

picture of MSAT Ambassador Bella PortilloBella Portillo, Class of 2023

Email | port4849@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | Kinesiology & Athletic Training 3:2 Pathway, Pacific University

Hometown | San Jose, California

Why 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.

Picture of MSAT Ambassador Courtney RichardsonCourtney Richardson, Class of 2023

Email | rich7000@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | BS of Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma

HometownNorth Bend, Oregon

Why 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!

Photo of MSAT Ambassador Brianna SevinBrianna Sevin, Class of 2024

Emailsevi9295@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | BA in Psychology with a minor in Sports Management, University of Arizona

Hometown | San Diego, CA

Why Pacific | I have always wanted to live in Oregon and had heard about Pacific through a team I interned with. Ever since they told me about the program I fell in love and was determined to go there. After interviewing and meeting the staff of the MSAT program I knew it was the perfect fit!

Hobbies | I like to weight lift and go on hikes, catch me out on all the trails In Oregon!

Photo of MSAT Ambassador Emily WiltshireEmily Wiltshire, Class of 2024

Emailwilt9773@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Major & Institution | Kinesiology & 3:2 Athletic Training Pathway, Pacific University 

Hometown | Eugene, OR

Why Pacific | I chose Pacific because of the family and community feel. I enjoyed my time as an undergrad at Pacific and getting to know my classmates and professors because of the small class sizes. The staff members made me feel like a part of the family as soon as I started the application process and I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else! 

Hobbies | Soccer, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.