Alumni News and Happenings

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association awarded Alex (Jaime) Merriman (‘11) the Athletic Trainer Educator Award for her work creating and building a sports medicine program at Dorsey High School.

Koyya Lewis-Trammell (‘13) has accepted a tenure track faculty position at Cal Poly Pomona beginning this fall.

Audrey Chien (’16) completed her Masters of Science in Biokinesiology at USC and will begin work towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC this fall.

Rakiyah Johnson (‘16), published “Correlates of light physical activity among cancer survivors” in the journal Psycho-Oncology earlier this year.

Jack Mulligan (’16), will begin studies toward a Masters of Science in Cardiovascular Science at Midwestern University this fall.

Nieshe Washington (‘16) accepted a new position as Dean of Curriculum & Instruction at St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy

Marina Marmolejo (’17) will graduate from Yale University this month with her Masters in Public Health and will be working post-grad on a web-based app for youth experiencing homelessness.

Makda Medhanie (’17) will graduate from George Washington University in May 2019 with her Masters in Public Health and will continue her work with an international development NGO on a USAID-funded project for HIV prevention and treatment.

La’Shyra Nolen (’17) will begin studies at Harvard Medical School this fall.

Sally Elton (’18) will begin work toward a Masters in Athletic Training at Oregon State University this fall.

Caroline Gallagher-Poehls (’18), will be attending A.T. Still University this fall working on her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

Sophie Deen (’19), will begin work toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at USC this fall.

Ma’at Hembrick (’19), a member of the LMU Women’s Rowing Team, won the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Award.

Shane O’Donnell (’19), will begin work toward his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University this fall.

Lauren Pritting (’19), will begin work toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University, St. Louis this fall.

Christina Reburn (’19), will begin work toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Belmont University, Nashville, TN this fall.

Sophia Scattaglia (’19) will begin her studies toward a Masters of Public Health with a major in nutrition at Loma Linda University this fall.

Makeen Yasar (’19) has founded a non-profit organization to encourage marginalized and underserved youth of Los Angeles to pursue health-related careers.  The website for this endeavor is:  umojahealthproject.com.

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