Being a student-athlete at the collegiate level is a job in itself, taking a toll both mentally and physically on an individual. It can be difficult to balance other activities besides classes and your sport, but for Kristen Rafferty ’20 this was no problem.
As a health sciences major with a Spanish minor who was also a member of the Ithaca College field hockey team, Rafferty was without a doubt very busy. However, prior to her sophomore year, she decided to complete a ten-week college course for EMT training in her hometown of Byram Township, New Jersey.
“I have always enjoyed volunteering in my community. I have always had a passion to be a part of the healthcare field, and this has allowed me to combine these two interests,” Rafferty said.
The summer course allowed Rafferty to take part in ride-alongs with her local EMT squad, providing her insight into what actually happened on these calls.