WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH CHIROPRACTIC?
I was 12 years old and had a back injury as a competitive cheerleader. I was in so much pain, I couldn’t walk. My dad took me to see a chiropractor and after one adjustment I immediately felt relief and could walk again.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A CHIROPRACTOR?
I didn’t know I wanted to be a chiropractor until I was finishing my associate’s degree in business, contemplating my next move. My parents really encouraged me to look into chiropractic. Once I started working for a chiropractor, that’s when I really found my passion for the profession.
HOW ARE YOU A MENTOR FOR YOUR PEERS?
It was instilled in me to work hard and always give 100%. If I don’t know the answer to a question, I will find someone who does. I always try to be a resource for my peers. After all, we are all in this together!
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A CHIROPRACTIC MENTOR?
Affirmation, accountability, and communication. It’s important to have an open dialogue and be told when I’m doing something right, as well as when I am doing something wrong. And of course, it’s always great to have someone hold you to your goals.
LOOKING BACK AT YOUR TIME AT LIFE WEST, WHAT HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST?
The connections that I’ve made with the faculty and the students. Being an Ambassador really helped grow my networking skills. I love that at Life West, there is no competition. Everyone is happy to help one another.
HOW DO YOU HOPE TO CONTINUE YOUR WORK AS AN AMBASSADOR AS A PRACTICING DC?
I would love to work with Life West to develop an alumni Ambassador program. Have some events on each side of the coast and try to reach more students. It’s important to choose a school that’s going to support you and help prepare you to be the best chiropractor you can be, and not choose a school based off of location.