5th Quarter D.C. student, President of Cycling Club

Kaitlin Lewis grew up in New Hampshire on a small sheep farm. Active in 4-H up until college, she attended University of New Hampshire for a business degree before moving up to Boston for a few years, working as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

“When I was working – staring at spreadsheets for like 14 hours a day – when I looked ahead in five years, that was not really where I wanted to be,” Lewis explained.

And when it came to Chiropractic, Lewis always thought of it as “the thing that makes you feel good after you get adjusted and the teaching benefit as far as patient education.”

“It seemed like a good way to get involved in my community, help my community, but still have a very good life for me and my family,” Lewis continued.

Lewis is currently an Officer-In-Training for the Motion Palpation Club. She completed a comprehensive exam as the first step, and now she gets to speak in smaller group settings to get her feet wet with seeing how to lead a group of students in club activities. At times, she’ll also assist officers as they lead the large group meetings.

For exercise and stress relief, Lewis has been actively involved in cycling for years and even raced for a while in her undergraduate days. When she came to Life U and realized that there wasn’t a cycling club, that was a problem she felt had to be rectified.

She got together with a few fellow biking friends, Evan Rogers and Ashley Spitzbarth, to start the Cycling Club in the 2023 Fall Quarter. They are now an official registered U.S.A Cycling club. The weather has been something of an obstacle, but they won’t let rain and cold keep them down. The club regularly attends indoor cycling classes together to keep strong and motivated. As the weather improves, they will schedule more outside rides on beautiful trails. Going into the summer, Life U Cycling Club plans to also make an appearance at the various conference races.

When asked about any advice she would give to new or prospective chiropractic students, Lewis suggested shadowing a few doctors before making any decisions, so they know “what they are getting into”.

“This program is very difficult, but it’s difficult due to quantity of material, so if you can manage your time, you’ll be fine,” Lewis said.

Overall, Lewis is enjoying her time immensely as a D.C. student.

“It’s been a fabulous year, and it’s going by way too fast.”


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