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!

Erin Guidarelli '19

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Undergraduate Institution and Major & Minor | Humboldt State University, Kinesiology: Pre-Physical Therapy & Philosophy: Ethics & Values

Hometown | Portland, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I was drawn to the small class size and the class cohort design in particular.  I feel with a small class, it is very easy to get to know your professors as well as get a more personalized learning experience.  The advantages in being a part of a cohort is that you become very close with your classmates which translates into lifelong friendships and peers to rely on in your profession after graduation.  I also am very proud of the support Pacific gives its students; I feel as though I am constantly surrounded by people that are willing to help me achieve no matter what. Pacific offers such a great learning environment and I have no doubt that I made the right decision in becoming a Boxer.

Hobbies | Traveling, Kickball, Softball, Coaching, Volunteering, Hiking, Snowboarding, Camping, Working out, Running and Reading

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador, Professional Student Senator and Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children Volunteer

Cadi McKinney '19

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Brigham Young University- Idaho, Exercise Physiology

Hometown | Vacaville, California 

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific because of the professors and how closely they work with you and want you to succeed. The small class size for our program was important to me.

Hobbies | Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Baking, Anything Outdoors, Animals

AT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Daisha Acorda '19


Undergraduate Institution and Major & Minor | Oregon Institute of Technology, Population Health Management Major: Medical Sociology Minor: Psychology Minor

Hometown | Pa’auilo, Hawai'i

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the small student to professor ratio.  I think this helps us students build relationships not only with the faculty but also with our classmates to create an environment that will help us become better clinicians in the future.  Being a part of a small program challenges me but I know I have the support of the faculty and my classmates.

Hobbies | Graphic Design, Working out, Cooking, Baking, Hiking, Soccer, Going to the beach, and Camping.

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Cody Ahlgrimm '19

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Undergraduate Institution and Major | Pacific University, Exercise Science-Motor Behavior

Hometown | Colorado Springs, CO

One Reason I Chose Pacific | During my years as an undergraduate student-athlete at Pacific I developed a passion for the school and the pacific northwest. When the opportunity came to continue with Pacific into graduate school to pursue Athletic Training, I knew that would be the right decision for me.

Hobbies | Baseball, Hiking, Fishing, Snowboarding, Reading, and Watching Movies

MSAT Student Activities | Class President, Professional Student Senate, Student Ambassador

Victoria Kreger '19


Undergraduate Institution: Northwest Nazarene University Major: Kinesiology

Hometown: Corvallis, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the clinical rotation options and the layout of the program. Pacific offers sites at every level including high school, college, clinics, and even professional. I have taken full advantage of these options and did a rotation with the Portland Timbers and am currently with the University of Oregon Ducks. I have enjoyed getting to experience what each one has to offer. The program itself is incredibly organized and I feel that I will be prepared to pass my BOC by the end of this school year as well as feel confident in my education in order to succeed in my career afterward. The one thing I didn’t know about Pacific before coming here was how involved and available the professors are. Their goal is to help you succeed and they are constantly proving that in and out of the classroom.

Hobbies: Traveling, Training in MMA, Boating, Working out, City League Softball with my family

Meghan McMahon '20

Undergraduate Institution and Major & Minor | Rowan University: Health and Physical Education

Hometown | Bridgeton, NJ

One Reason I Chose Pacific | It's hard to name one specific reason that drove me to apply to Pacific. I was excited by the small class sizes, the extensive curriculum, the experienced faculty, the favorable academic calendar, and the great opportunities for clinical internships. From clicking around on the website, though, I got the impression that Pacific was more than just those things, and I was right. Before enrolling in this program, I had never even been to the west coast. I moved here -- essentially on a hunch -- and I was not disappointed. My classmates, professors, and preceptors have made me feel welcomed, supported, encouraged, and motivated since the beginning. I go to class every day confident that I made the right decision in choosing Pacific because of the people and the positive learning environment we have here. 

Hobbies | Field Hockey, Basketball, Coaching, Teaching, Going to the Beach, Traveling, Trying New Things

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador, Professional Student Senator

Colin Moran '20

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Undergraduate Institution and Major & Minor | Rocky Mountain College, Exercise Science & Coaching

Hometown | Sidney, MT

One reason I chose Pacific | I really liked the idea of moving to a new area and experiencing something much different. The school itself was appealing because of the smaller class sizes, and the idea of more professor student interactions. Our class itself is very interactive and diverse. We have become very close quickly, and other schools don’t always have those relationships. I have been able to learn and grow with my class not only in the classroom, but outside of it as well. Pacific is a great place to grow as an individual in the classroom, and in the community.

Hobbies | Hiking, Basketball, Snowboarding, Social Interactions, Xbox, and Traveling

MSAT Student Activities | Student Ambassador