I first heard of Ithaca College from a neighbor back home in my small town of Jefferson, NJ. I was such a homebody back in high school and I never imagined myself moving away. However, the minute I visited campus, I knew that Ithaca College was where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life. Exercise and wellness are values that I hold dear to my heart, and I have always aspired to work in a career that allowed me to educate and inspire others. For these reasons, Ithaca College’s exercise science program seemed like the perfect fit.
I look back on my last four years here with so much gratitude. Between faculty, staff, and classmates, I have made lifelong connections with people that I will forever cherish. Specifically, I am eternally grateful for my experiences in the Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic and as a teaching assistant for anatomy and physiology. In both settings, I was challenged both professionally and personally to step out of my comfort zone, which provided me with endless opportunities to enhance my learning. I am beyond thankful to have the attended an institution that continuously fostered my love for life-long learning and health.