D.C student, Student Ambassador, Treasurer and Secretary for The League of Chiropractic Women
“The Strong Women of Chiropractic”
What made your first quarter at Life U memorable?
I honestly never got to see Life University campus before I came here. It was a really quick turnaround for me. I was wanting to go to medical school originally but then when Covid19 hit, I completely changed career paths and within a few months, I applied and committed to going to Life University and the Chiropractic program.
The anticipation built up a bit, not knowing what to expect. It was a little bit of a whirlwind going into my first quarter. It was more exciting not knowing what to expect.
What surprised you during for first quarter at Life U?
I heard Life University had a great community of people who were really supportive and giving. That stems from the professors and the student body. And I have heard that before, coming from colleges and universities but I would say Life U really encompasses that type of community. And that it part of the reason that I was inspired to become a Student Ambassador, because Life U not only talks about having that kind of close-knit community, but you can really experience it here on campus.
How did you get involved with the League of Chiropractic Women? What do you enjoy about it?
My mentor that I met through the Continuing Education program last fall [Dr. Gary Stewart] connected me with Dr. Sharon Gorman. She was looking to restart a League of Chiropractic Women here again on campus, because it kind of fizzled out during Covid19.
She knew that I was passionate in that area and that I really wanted to be involved early on in my chiropractic journey so I was fortunate enough to be offered a position on the executive board to get that started up.
It’s essentially a close-knit community of women who are there to support each other because 20 years ago, women were a very small percentage of the chiropractic community. It was hard for us to gain the confidence to […] see ourselves as equals with men because guys are never asked if they are strong enough to make an adjustment. It is more so women who are questioned if they are strong enough or if they are good enough in the business world to last in the chiropractic profession. So I think by having that community of women who are all passionate about the same thing, that’s really empowering.
What advice would you give to a new or prospective Life U student?
Definitely get involved as early as possible. That was one of the things that I struggled with in my undergraduate so I knew coming into the D.C program, it was something right off the bat that I wanted to do and I haven’t looked back. Make as many friends as you can, talk to professors and to your mentors. There is such a large community of people willing to help you so take advantage of that as much as you can.
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