Student Ambassadors | Physical Therapy

Each year approximately 30 PT Ambassadors volunteer their time and energy to be the student voice of the DPT program. All of our Ambassadors are actively involved in campus culture and the local Physical Therapy community, 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 School of Physical Therapy. Ambassador's emails are provided below, and they will be happy to help you learn why Pacific is the school for you!

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Class of 2024

Photo of PT Ambassador Baylie CameronName | Baylie Cameron

Class of 2024

Email: came5537@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Linfield University, Exercise Science

Hometown: Silverton, OR

One Reason I chose Pacific: "The program stood out to me immediately as a learning experience that transcends the PT field into the whole of the human condition. Of course, I was impressed by the licensure pass rate and accreditation, but the dedication to service, positive learning environment (thriving within a cohort by collaboration rather than competition), and faculty that provide the highest quality of mentorship were the most vibrant points for which I chose this program."

Hobbies: I enjoy painting, biking, windsurfing, going to concerts, and collecting tarot cards.

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador 

Photo of PT ambassador Abigail ClarkName | Abigail Clark

Class of 2024

Email: clar1396@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Humboldt State University, Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy Major, Psychology Minor

Hometown: Carlotta, CA

One Reason I chose Pacific: "One of the main reasons I chose Pacific was because of the community. I asked so many questions when I was researching the school, went to a bunch of informational sessions, and toured the campus before I applied. Every single interaction I had with staff, faculty, and students was positive.  I also really liked that there were so many clinical opportunities interspersed throughout the three years. I can't imagine myself going anywhere else for PT school, and to top it off, it's in the beautiful PNW!"

Hobbies: Horseback riding, reading, bullet journaling, being outside, listening to music, taking walks/hikes

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador 

Photo of PT Ambassador Weston BroomeName | Weston Broome

Class of 2024

Email: broo2784@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions, Exercise and Wellness BS

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

One Reason I chose Pacific: “I chose Pacific University because they gave me such an amazing interview experience. After the student panel, I could tell the students felt supported and excited about their learning experience. They had great things to say about the teaching staff and the environment Pacific was able to create. I can now confirm these claims and am so grateful to be a part of this program.”

Hobbies: Lifting Weights, Reading, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Anything Dog Related, Halloween

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador 

Photo of PT ambassador Kat DayharshName | Kat Dayharsh

Class of 2024

Email: kat.dayharsh@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: San Jose State University, Kinesiology (with a specialization in rehabilitation science)

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

One Reason I chose Pacific: "During my application process everything was online, and I was amazed by how welcoming Pacific still managed to feel even through the virtual filter of zoom. The faculty genuinely want to know you and want you to do well, and the fact that it was so apparent that day was just amazing to me. I am also a very hands-on learner and appreciate that Pacific goes above and beyond the requirements for weeks of clinical experience we complete before earning our DPT. "

Hobbies: Hiking doodling, coffee drinking, hanging out with my cats and partner, music, dancing, weight lifting, video games, being a nerd

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Madalyn GrafName | Madalyn Graf

Class of 2024

Email: graf2408@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Washington State University 

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because of the family-like community I felt on interview day. Not only did I feel like my best interests were taken to heart but I liked seeing the collaboration of students and faculty making the experience so welcoming and insightful. It reassured me that Pacific is where I belonged and that I would thrive beyond getting to learn what I get to call my career."

Hobbies: working out, playing sports, going to concerts, singing, dancing, hiking, running & being around friends and family

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

photo of PT Ambassador Jenna HawkName | Jenna Hawk

Class of 2024

Email: hawk3327@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Rehabilitation Science

Hometown: DeForest, Wisconsin

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I have always wanted to move to Oregon, and I felt so comfortable making the move 30 hours from Wisconsin after I met all the faculty and students on Interview Day. Everyone was so welcoming and answered all my questions about the school and living in the Pacific Northwest. Between Pacific's reputation of success and the overall sense of community, I know I made the right decision."

Hobbies: running trails, reading, dog mom activities, exploring new areas, watching sports, golfing

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

PT Ambassador Amber HigashiName | Amber Higashi

Class of 2024

Email: higa0399@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Seattle University, B.S. Biology

Hometown: Mililani, HI

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because of the welcoming atmosphere the students and faculty created during the interview day. Pacific went above and beyond to create an interview day that not only highlighted the academics but also the community they built. I also appreciate that the faculty continue to incorporate new strategies to encourage student success." 

Hobbies: cooking, baking, going to the beach, watching movies, exercising

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Ben HoskynName | Ben Hoskyn

Class of 2024

Email: hosk2617@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Boise State University, B.S. Kinesiology emphasizing in Exercise Science

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I was looking for a school that would have a supportive atmosphere and a feeling of community and Pacific provided exactly that. Both the current students and professors gave me a true sense of that community during the interview day even with it on Zoom, which spoke volumes. Everyone has proven that impression correct, from students to faculty!"

Hobbies: Running, Biking, Hiking, Downhill Skiing, Reading, Playing the Guitar, Concerts, and Fly Fishing

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Milana IvkovicName | Milana Ivkovic

Class of 2024

Email: milanaivkovic@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Pacific University, Exercise Science- Integrated Physiology and Psychology 

Hometown: Beaverton, OR

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because I heard nothing but great things about the quality of the education, staff, and faculty. After touring the facilities and meeting current students, I knew that this learning environment would be a great fit. We have endless clinical opportunities and locations as well. I also wanted to stay in the PNW and be close to my family. Plus, all the PTs I have worked with that graduated from Pacific have been successful and compassionate health providers, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps." 

Hobbies: Grass and indoor volleyball, watching docuseries, playing Rummikub, coaching youth volleyball, trying new restaurants and cuisines

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Isabel LinName | Isabel Lin

Class of 2024

Email: isabel.lin@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: University of Utah, Kinesiology

Hometown: Richland, Washington

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because I felt a strong sense of care from the faculty members during my interview day, and the welcoming atmosphere even through zoom. Not only does Pacific have a wonderful academic and clinical education program, but the faculty genuinely wants to help you become a well-rounded clinician. I saw myself becoming a part of this community and growing in Pacific's program."

Hobbies: Painting, hiking, exercising, reading, and trying new recipes!

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador, APTA Member, APTA Oregon Member

Photo of PT ambassador Janelle MatsuokaName | Janelle Matsuoka

Class of 2024

Email: mats2953@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Sciences 

Hometown: Mililani, HI 

One Reason I chose Pacific: "Among the many reasons of choosing Pacific, I particularly cherished the close-knit and supportive community between the students and faculty. It is a value of mines that was evident since my interview day. The learning environment is very welcoming and encouraging, with faculty who genuinely care for our student success. I immediately knew this program will challenge me, allow me to grow as an individual, and become a well-rounded physical therapist." 

Hobbies: going to the beach, exercising, dancing, hiking, finding new coffee shops, cooking

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT Ambassador Stacey StorakerName | Stacey Storaker

Class of 2024

Email: stor9307@pacificu.edu 

Undergrad institution/Major: Pacific University, Exercise Science Integrative Physiology

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because every aspect of the admission process had an emphasis on the resources and support systems that are available to students. Pacific was focused on providing and fostering an environment where students can thrive at every point in their education."

Hobbies: Running, listening to podcasts, reading, cooking and baking, comedy, drinking coffee

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador, Running Club 

Photo of PT ambassador Alexia ThomasName | Alexia Thomas

Class of 2024

Email: thom3050@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Central Washington University, Clinical Physiology Major, Physical Rehabilitation Therapies Minor

Hometown: Covington, WA

One Reason I chose Pacific: "Between all of my interactions with the faculty and students, I had felt very welcome to the Pacific community. The location of Pacific University was also very ideal for me as I get to stay relatively close to home. "

Hobbies: I love to find new places to eat, working out, and watching new shows on Netflix.

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT Ambassador Luis Velazquez BarriosName | Luis Velazquez Barrios

Class of 2024

Email: vela3930@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Oregon State University, Kinesiology Major Pre-Therapy Focus

Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because of the hype and consistency that came with it. Everywhere I worked at or spoken with, probably due to where I have lived all my life, made Pacific sound welcoming and achievable. Interview day I encountered many friendly staff members who went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. They made me feel proud of myself for having to make it this far and even guided me to keep pushing forward. The sense of comfort and support from the staff I just met made a big impression on me and made me feel like this is something I can actually accomplish. Support is a big factor in my educational career, and having the sense of support from school staff on top of my family and local friends is that much more incredible."

Hobbies: Soccer, gym, video games, traveling, anime, competitive sports, hanging out with friends, annoying my dog

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Photo of PT Ambassador Kacey WongName | Kacey Wong

Class of 2024

Email: wong0539@pacificu.edu

Undergrad institution/Major: Pacific University, Kinesiology  

Hometown: Honolulu, HI 

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific University for a multitude of reasons, and the first reason is because of the education that Pacific has to offer. Professors, faculty, and students promote collaboration and teamwork that is geared towards my success." 

Hobbies: Going to the beach, shopping, outdoor sports, hanging out with friends, and watching tv shows 

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador

Class of 2023

photo of pt ambassador maddie foulkName | Maddie Foulk, Lead Ambassador

Class of 2023 

Email: foul8225@pacificu.edu 

Undergrad institution/Major: University of Montana - Exercise Science major, Psychology minor 

Hometown: Big Timber, MT 

One Reason I chose Pacific: "I chose Pacific because of the strong sense of community, inclusion, and belonging that I have felt since interview day. It was very evident that this program does an amazing job at supporting and caring for each and every one of their students, even beyond the classroom. I immediately felt comfortable and at home when I visited Pacific. I absolutely love this program and would not want to be anywhere else!"

Hobbies: hiking, concerts, finding cute coffee shops/breweries, biking/spin classes, running, traveling, going to the beach. 

PT Student Activities: Student Ambassador 

Photo of PT ambassador Victoria BallName | Victoria Ball

Class of 2023

Email | ball4513@pacificu.edu 

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Saint Mary’s College of California, Allied Health Science Major and Dance Minor

Hometown | Sacramento, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific |  "I chose Pacific because not only is it a great choice academically, but I could tell from my Interview Day that the community here was very close and tight-knit, and that the faculty and current students genuinely cared about our wellbeing and success. I knew PT school would be a challenging three years, and I wanted to be in an environment that was positive and felt like a family!"

Hobbies | Dancing, Lifting, Hiking, Cooking, Embroidery, Reading, Playing Board Games, and Collecting plants!

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

PT ambassador photo of Dianna ChurchName | Dianna Church

Class of 2023

Email | chur2771@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Pacific University - Exercise Science Integrated Physiology

Hometown | Bothell, WA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific because of the positive and welcoming environment that the faculty, students, and staff create. Everyone truly wants you to succeed and grow not only as a practicing physical therapist but also as a person. I liked the structure of the program and how clinical rotations are interspersed throughout the three years. Along with all of that the PNW is an amazing place to live!"

Hobbies | Running, working out, hiking, finding new coffee shops, baking, and trying new recipes

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador morgan clarkName | Morgan Clark

Class of 2023

Email | clar8235@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Northern Arizona University, Exercise Science and Psychology

Hometown | Issaquah, Washington

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific largely because of how the students, staff, and community made me feel when I came to Interview Day. Oregon is a beautiful state with so many activities to do, both outdoor and indoor. Knowing I could embrace the Oregon lifestyle while learning alongside driven peers and future colleagues reassured me, I was in the right place. The optional elective courses, like Healthcare Spanish and ample clinical experience offered at Pacific were also impossible to overlook. I finally had the “gut-feeling” that everyone had spoken about."

Hobbies | Exercising, cooking, shopping at the farmer’s markets, hiking, and adventuring!  

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Codie ConchingName | Codie Conching

Class of 2023

Email | conc9613@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Whitman College, B.A. Art, Biology Minor

Hometown | Honolulu, HI

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "Although I was initially drawn to Pacific because of its reputation amongst therapists I shadowed in Hawai‘i and my love for the PNW, what solidified my decision was being introduced to the incredibly knowledgeable faculty and the friendly, welcoming students. Learning environment has always been important to me and Pacific's DPT program fosters the ideal challenging yet supportive community for me to become a skilled and compassionate physical therapist."

Hobbies | Digital art, volleyball, cooking, trying new eateries!

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Anna CopenhagenName | Anna Copenhagen

Class of 2023

Email | cope9438@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | University of Colorado, Boulder -- Integrated Physiology and Psychology

Hometown | Pleasanton, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific because of the sense of community I felt. On interview day I saw how much staff and students supported and respected each other and I could tell that community and lifting others up are both highly valued here. International clinical experience options, volunteer service opportunities, and the great faculty also helped me decide on Pacific."

Hobbies | Traveling, baking, watching Netflix, hiking

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Becky FloresName | Becky Flores

Class of 2023

Email | flor9407@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | San Diego State University, Kinesiology (Pre-PT)

Hometown | Long Beach, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose pacific because it felt like home. It was warm, inviting, and each professor and student I talked to truly seemed to love the program and wanted to get to know me. Each student was extremely happy and had so many things to rave about the program that I knew I had found the place I belonged."

Hobbies | Reading, writing poetry, running, cooking, hiking, exploring new places, growing my plant family, and board games. 

PT Student Activities |Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Alex NguyenName | Alex Nguyen

Class of 2023

Email | nguy9445@pacificu.edu 

Undergraduate Institution and Major | University of Hawaii at Manoa - B.S. Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences

Hometown | Honolulu, HI 

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific University because of how friendly the staff, professors, and students were on my interview day and prior. When I first got to campus, I just felt so welcomed and immediately could see myself going to school here for my DPT degree. It honestly felt like a second home with how much accommodations and care they gave to their students. The atmosphere is inviting, and I knew that I would be challenged academically, but also gain so much over my next couple years. Pacific also has such a large variety for their clinical sites and professors are always willing to meet with you to help you succeed."

Hobbies | Hiking, in-door bouldering, trying new restaurants, watching anime, working out, and playing PC/board games

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador  

photo of PT ambassador Bryan NicolName | Bryan Nicol

Class of 2023

Email | nico9401@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major |  Oregon State University, Athletic Training.

Hometown | Beaverton, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific |  "There are certainly a few reasons for having chosen Pacific, but one of the reasons was a combination of the staff and current/former students I had talked to. With the staff, they were all so welcoming and friendly, even during the actual interview. They really made the interview feel more like a conversation rather than the stressful process that it really is. Then they seemed to make a great effort during the rest of the day to talk and get to know everyone. The faculty also have a diverse range of certifications and skills that I feel truly helps meet the goals of making well-rounded clinicians when we graduate as we can learn from therapists from all areas of PT. The students that were at the interview days and open houses all seemed to be a big family, which is also something I really wanted from a program that I would be spending so much time in and around."

Hobbies | Relaxing with friends and family, any athletic activity, going to the coast, hanging out with my wife and new puppy

PT Student Activities |  Student ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Rachael PhillipsName | Rachael Phillips

Class of 2023

Email | phil8997@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Westmont College, B.S. Kinesiology (and a minor in Political Science)

Hometown | Palm Desert, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | There is a strong sense of community at Pacific, between both the students and professors, and I left the interview knowing that I wanted to be a part of it. Everyone is so welcoming and genuinely wants to get to know you! I am also excited for the international clinical site opportunities. 

Hobbies | Tap dancing, throwing the javelin, hiking, reading a good book, and drinking tea

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Jamie StalderName | Jamie Stalder

Class of 2023

Email |stal4844@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Pacific University, Exercise Science Integrative Physiology, minor in Disability Studies

Hometown | Steilacoom, Wa

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "One reason I chose Pacific was the community that is fostered not only within each class, but within the program and with faculty as well. The DPT faculty and students make it very evident that we are all here to help each other to learn and grow as student physical therapists, there is no competition once you're admitted. The programs vast number of national and international clinical partnerships is also a plus!"

Hobbies |Hiking, singing, hanging out with dogs, watching Netflix, exploring and eating as much candy/ junk food as possible.

PT Student Activities |Student Ambassador

photo of PT ambassador Caitlin WadeName | Caitlin Wade

Class of 2023

Email | wade8230@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | University of Utah, Kinesiology

Hometown | San Luis Obispo, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific after my interactions with faculty, staff, and students on interview day. I knew this program was exceptional, but the best aspect of stepping onto campus was meeting the faculty who are top-notch, genuine, and supportive people. Everybody truly cares about you here at Pacific."

Hobbies | Exercising, Grey’s Anatomy, artsy things, being outside, listening to music

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Class of 2022

Photo of Ambassador KelseyName | Kelsey Morihara

Class of 2022

Email | mori8094@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Creighton University Exercise Science & Pre-Health Professions major, minor in Theology

Hometown | Waipahu, HI

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific University because the DPT program felt like a welcoming environment with its core values of community, inclusion, and collaboration. Pacific is a place that provides an excellent education and the foundational tools to be a good clinician; one who is competent in the skills and knowledge of the profession to advocate for my patients and treat them holistically. This program has many things on my “list” – a good class size, engaging professors, strong emphasis on evidence-based research, success after graduation, nice facilities, welcoming classmates, and summers off (bonus). I knew Pacific would push me out of my comfort zone, which is where I grow the most. The PTs I shadowed who attended Pacific reminded me a lot of the students at Pacific. The people here at Pacific are intentional about taking the time to encourage me, teach me, and meet me where I am at. The positive experience I had on interview day that made me love Pacific so much, has stayed true to this day.”

Hobbies | Hiking, Going to the beach, Baking, Volunteering with youth, Eat #Foodie

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT Ambassador MorganName | Morgan Aase

Class of 2022

Email | aase5004@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Oregon State University- Kinesiology

Hometown | Hillsboro, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific University because of the positive and welcoming atmosphere on interview day. I immediately felt at home at Pacific. The faculty genuinely want students to succeed and become the best clinicians possible. I also liked the location and the clinical opportunities." 

Hobbies | Traveling, hiking, working out, watching Netflix, playing board games, and exploring new places

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

photo of PT ambassador MeganName | Megan Dalmacio

Class of 2022

Email | dalm1060@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Creighton University, Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions
Hometown | Ewa Beach, HI

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of its reputation for putting out knowledgable AND compassionate physical therapists. Any school can push you academically but I truly feel that what makes Pacific special is its focus on developing you professionally and in your capacity for empathy. I was also thoroughly impressed after my interview day experience. The level of camaraderie among the students and faculty was so encouraging and comforting, especially on such a stressful day. The supportive environment created by the faculty and other students has contributed greatly to my successful transition into graduate school.

Hobbies | Cooking, Hiking, Find New Coffee Shops, Watching Korean dramas, Trying New Restaurants

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador

Photo of PT ambassador Alysse CharlesworthName | Alysse M. Charlesworth

Class of 2022

Email | char5191@pacificu.edu 

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Dickinson State University - B.A. Exercise Science and Double Minor in Dance and Coaching 

Hometown | Glendive, MT

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the faculty. Everyone from upper classmates to staff members has been welcoming, supportive, and passionate. The faculty truly cares about the individual. They want you to succeed and are committed to helping students achieve their goals. It is also inspiring having a campus dedicated to health professionals. I enjoy interacting with other healthcare students through Pacific’s interprofessional model of learning. It has helped me develop an understanding of each profession and where collaboration can happen. As healthcare professionals, we have the power to work together and improve people’s quality of life.

Hobbies | Dance, Track and Feild (Triple Jump/High Jump), Cross Country, Any and all outdoor activities 

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador, APTA member

photo of pt ambassador Ryan HeroldName | Ryan Herold

Class of 2022

Email | hero5042@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | University of Oregon, Human Physiology

Hometown | Beaverton, OR

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific's DPT program for the friendly atmosphere, international clinical rotations, and incredible faculty.

Hobbies | Backpacking, kayaking, mountaineering

PT Student Activities | PT Student Ambassador, Social Chair

photo of PT ambassador Jordan MasonName | Jordan Mason

Class of 2022

Email | maso5498@pacificu.edu 

Undergraduate Institution and Major | San Diego State University, Kinesiology

Hometown | San Diego, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose to attend Pacific University after the experience I had on interview day. The program came across to me as a place that wanted to get to know all of their students. A place to help us grow into the individual therapist we will become one day. The smaller campus size and the “open door” policy help to make the program feel like more of a community to me. 

Hobbies | Going to the beach, finding new breweries/restaurants, going to the gym, binge watching netflix, and traveling to new places.

PT Student Activities | PT Student Ambassador, Social Chair

Photo of ambassador SydneyName | Sydney Neumann

Class of 2022

Email | reyn4951@pacificu.edu 

Undergraduate Institution and Major | George Fox University, Exercise Science 

Hometown | Lodi, CA

One Reason I Chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the opportunity to collaborate with students from other healthcare disciplines and the school's commitment to developing well-rounded physical therapists. Everyone I interacted with on interview day was genuinely passionate about the profession, which made me even more excited to be a PT student at Pacific!

Hobbies | Dancing, running, cycling, and trying new coffee shops 

PT Student Activities |  Pacific DPT Student Ambassador, APTA Core Ambassador for Oregon, APTA-Oregon Student Leadership Committee, APTA-Oregon Government Affairs Committee, American Physical Therapy Association, and APTA-Oregon member

Photo of PT Ambassador Ryan UName | Ryan Uyeno

Class of 2022

Email | uyen4842@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | Santa Clara University, Finance

Hometown | Honolulu, HI

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "One reason I chose Pacific was because of their commitment to developing their students into well-rounded professionals and skilled clinicians.  I have both experienced first hand and been inspired by the positive impact that Pacific's DPT alumni have had in my home community." 

Hobbies | Basketball, spin workouts, hiking, playing with my family dog, reading, trying new local restaurants and breweries

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador, Class Treasurer, APTA Member 

 

Photo of ambassador AnnieName | Annie Volk

Class of 2022

Email | volk4955@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Institution and Major | University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Exercise Science & Spanish Minor

Hometown | Hudson, WI

One Reason I Chose Pacific | "I chose Pacific University because of the welcoming and caring atmosphere the students, professors, and overall campus provided during interview day and through emails. I also liked the structure of the program and additional experiences offered such as volunteer opportunities, international clinical experience sites, and healthcare Spanish elective courses." 

Hobbies | Hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, cake decorating, cooking, Netflix, and exploring new places

PT Student Activities | Student Ambassador, Student Assembly Service and Outreach Coordinator, APTA member