“I wanted to be a doctor or maybe a veterinarian – something in the traditional medical field – but I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do.” This was Yesenia Ostolaza’s sentiment from a very young age. Ever since she can remember, she was intrigued by science and math. Her mother always wanted to nurture Ostolaza’s interests and made sure to find the right schools for her that specialized in those two subjects.
From Detroit, Michigan and working on his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Spencer Surmont is also on the pre-D.C. track here at LIFE. Even though arriving on campus just out of high school, Surmont knew long before he got here that Chiropractic would be in his future.
“A recruiter from Life University came to my school, Florida Atlantic University, and offered those who were interested a trip to Atlanta for a LIFE Leadership Weekend. I’ve always loved traveling, and since I’d never been to Atlanta, I took him up on his offer and came for a visit. But once I got here and experienced LIFE for myself, I realized that it was everything that I had been searching for!”
Dr. Kevin Kinney
“Something really cool about Chiropractic is that you can personalize it however you want,” says Life University alumnus Dr. Kevin Kinney. After graduating in 2017, Kinney started a somewhat nontraditional practice since he knew that he did not want to “do the regular office thing.” With a background in the entertainment industry, he wanted to continue to work with artists and entertainers in some fashion, and he also knew that he did not want a brick and mortar office where he would feel tied down.
Asma Alhindi, graduate student in clinical nutrition pursuing her master’s degree, is originally from Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. After obtaining an undergraduate in art and design, similar to a home economics degree in the U.S., from Taibi University in Saudi Arabia, Alhindi was ready to pursue a master’s degree in a more challenging subject. She says that her degree consisted of “a little bit of a lot of things,” such as nutrition, art, design, homemaking and psychology.
Dr. Jamie Foster
“I’ve come to realize, thanks in part to Life University, that Chiropractic is so much more than a profession for me. It’s an entire way of living that encompass all of my passions,” says Foster. “I am now not just living, but creating ripples of change in the universe that resonate on a grand scale.”
Demaris Hunger’s choice to study Dietetics at Life University was a winding road, both culturally and academically. “I speak Spanish, German and English, and I was raised in so many different cultural environments that I identify with a lot of them, and that allows me to reach out to more people.”
Doherty enrolled at LIFE because it felt like a no brainer. “My mother was holistic, and I was always around Chiropractic growing up,” Doherty said. “When something went wrong, we would get adjusted, eat some good food, rest and trust that the body functions to fix itself.”
During his exploration into preventive health care, Bayless was searching for anything and everything. “I was a fitness trainer for a few years because I believe a healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating well can prevent chronic disease. After a while I wanted to take it a step further and began looking for what came next.”