Meet Our Students: Vanessa W.

Vanessa W.Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Major: Exercise Physiology 

Minor: Theology

Special admission program: Master of Athletic Training (MAT)

Expected graduation year: Exercise Physiology '25, Master of Athletic Training '26

Activities/Involvement: Impact, Urban Scholars, Cru, Habitats for Humanity, Emerging Scholars Program, Adaptive Abilities, Peoples Strength club, Special Olympics, Campus Ministry, M.A.P., Tutoring services, and Marquette for Life

Career goals: I would like to be an athletic trainer for a professional football/basketball/volleyball team

Why did you choose the College of Health Sciences at Marquette? I chose the College of Health Sciences because it felt like home for me. When I talked to the people at the college they were really welcoming and comforting, which made me feel loved. 

How did you pick your major/program? I have had an injury every year since 6th grade, so I have spent a lot of time with athletic trainers and physical therapists. I am an adventurous and busy person, so I decided to do athletic training first and then go into physical therapy later. 

What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot would be Coughlin hall because I get to interact with all of my fellow Urban Scholars, and I always have a good time there!

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