Opening up to new career paths, transitioning from journalism to Chiropractic- with Elijah Voyles- Podcast
Elijah Voyles is like many modern students, in that he has had a few career pivots in the course of his life. He originally studied journalism, then went into Medicaid sales, which ignited an interest in healthcare and eventually led him to pursue a chiropractic degree at Life University. Now as a D.C. student and Student Ambassador, he helps other students figure out their next steps.
Answering a calling toward Pediatric Chiropractic, with Melanie Reyes-Margolla- Podcast
It’s truly amazing how Chiropractic can change the trajectory of a person’s life. Puerto Rican native Melanie Reyes- Margolla had a long-standing desire to pursue a chiropractic education after attending a Life Leadership Weekend at Life University, but Hurricane Maria delayed her plans for a year. While working as a teacher in the meantime, she saw firsthand the tremendous healing that a student of hers experienced from chiropractic care and that renewed her resolve. Today she is President of Student LIFEforce, encouraging other prospective and future D.C. students to take that leap of faith. Her goal is to become a Pediatric Chiropractor.
The Diversity Dish: Cultivating Inclusivity for a Healthy Campus Culture, with Dr. Harrison Davis- Podcast
As Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), Dr. Harrison Davis has quite the responsibility to implement and promote campus policies that are fair and equitable, taking into account the needs of an increasingly complex student body. Dr. Davis details his early efforts to survey the cultural climate at play at Life University, before seeking to improve upon it. His department has since assisted in facilitating numerous cultural events and educational opportunities related to Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and countless other efforts where appropriate.
How a training Physician’s Assistant came to Chiropractic, with Kathleen Kim – Podcast
It’s not uncommon for some individuals originally pursuing a traditional medical profession end up instead being inspired to a chiropractic career instead. That is exactly how it was for Kathleen Kim, a D.C. student and Student Ambassador who pursued a physician’s assistant path but after working in a few chiropractic offices, soon enough she realized that Chiropractic was her best way to help people in a holistic manner. Since then, she has come a long way in her studies, becoming a leader in the student community and mentoring students as a Student Ambassador and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) tutor.
Conflict Resolution, Faith and Lasting Purpose with Andre Clanton – Podcast
Conflict is an uncomfortable but sometimes unavoidable part of collegiate life. As Director of Conflict Resolution and Accountability, Andre Clanton reiterates that the process is not necessarily meant to be punitive but rather restorative and rehabilitative, getting to the bottom of the root of a problem and finding a workable solution. Clanton is a fascinating man with many talents and interests, including serving as an Associate Pastor at a local church and lending his baritone voice to the Voices of LIFE gospel choir.
The Athletics Department Team That Bolsters All Sports Teams, With Alaina Smith Walker – Podcast
Sports is a pathway to success, not an end unto itself. Assistant Director for Internal Operations Alaina Smith Walker oversees eligibility and compliance for our Athletics department, as well getting students to step up their game on a social and academic level with the Student Athlete Association and the More Than An Athlete program. The ultimate goal is to prepare students for Life after Life U, how they can take the principles from the court, field and classroom to empower their best lives.
Do’s and Don’ts for Small Business, with Cory Johnson – Podcast
Cory Johnson is a strategic Bachelor of Business Administration student interested in small business who took it upon himself to write a research paper to serve as a Do’s and Don’t’s starter guide for small business would-be owners. This is part of our research series, co-hosted with Erin Gilligan from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).
Dedication to Knowledge Access through the Library and Beyond, with Geetha Sridaran – Podcast
A well-equipped and cared-for library is a portal into limitless knowledge and possibility. Geetha Sridaran, Life University Librarian and Associate Professor, makes it her mission to expand resources and provide access to even difficult content to access, such as access to LGBTQ+ educational materials. She also works closely with Safe Space.
Chemistry with Heart, with Dr. Robin Nelson – Podcast
Sometimes it can seem like Life University’s (Life U) Graduate and Chiropractic programs get more than their fair share of attention, but our University also offers unique and vigorous Undergraduate programs. Dr. Robin Nelson, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, is the chemistry queen here at Life U, teaching General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, required for many undergraduate degrees and beyond. She discusses the differences of teaching in the past at a large school (Auburn University) versus the more holistic environment of Life U.
Functional Neurology as a Chiropractic speciality with Dr. Cassandra Jimenez – Podcast
To become a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist like Dr. Cassandra Jimenez is no small feat by any stretch of the imagination. It required 300 hours of post-doctorate courses and several rounds of testing. It just goes to show that extra bit of care and effort Dr. Jimenez gives for her patients and her students as a Life U Adjunct Professor. Today’s episode is a great primer for students interested in Functional Neurology or learning about a fascinating chiropractic speciality they may not have had as much exposure to.