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Friday
Jun302017

Member Spotlight: July 2017

Kelsi Nutter
KSUCPM Class of 2019

What is your most played song?
Remember The Name – Fort Minor  

What is your favorite meal?
Burgers and beer. But pizza is a close third, behind beer and burgers, respectively.  

What characteristic do you most value in a person?
Hands down, a sense of humor. Life can be so brutal at times. It’s best to share it with people who can make you laugh, and can laugh at themselves. 

What is your favorite indoor and/or outdoor activity?
I admittedly lead a pretty boring life.  I wish I could answer this with something exciting, but then I would be a liar. However, I’ve been fortunate enough to keep my competitive running dream alive throughout my time at KSUCPM, so I would have to say my favorite (albeit, only) activity is to run.

If you could choose any mentor (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
I’m fortunate enough to already have a great mentor, who is alive and well! Dr. Mark Mendeszoon of Precision Orthopedics has been a professional mentor and track coach of mine for 15 years. He absolutely loves the sport of track and field and respects all athletes that walk through his door, regardless of ability. Because of this, all of his patients trust him implicitly with their care. If I can be half the podiatrist he is for his patients, and half of the leader in track and field that he is, I would feel fulfilled.

Share one small change you made in your life that had a big impact.
Bedtime before 10. In high school, my mom always told me “nothing good happens after midnight” to encourage me to make good decisions and get home. Now that I’m 10 years removed from high school, I changed her words to “nothing good happens after 9 PM”.
If you want to have your cake and eat it too, you have to learn how to manage the same 24 hours in a day that everyone else has. I found out that I am more productive in the mornings and I am able to take advantage of that by going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. This small change has given me the ability to make the most of my 24 hours in a day. BONUS: I get at least 7 hours of sleep that way, because rarely do I wake up before 5 AM.

What is your favorite vacation destination and why?
Cape Cod, Massachusetts…. But also, my only vacation destination?
My boyfriend’s family has a house there and we love to go in the summer or fall. It’s a cute town on the water with nice beaches, pools, and running paths. My ideal vacation is one where I can eat, sleep, run and sit by a pool.

What would you title/name your autobiography?
All Eyez On Me

What is something new you learned this week, not related to school, that others may find interesting?
Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn

Finish this sentence, “People would be surprised to learn that I…..”
Still have my baby blanky. Granted, it’s more of a cloth at this point, but it comes with me on vacation, and when I travel for races.

 

 

 

Thursday
Jun012017

Member Spotlight: June 2017

Juan Ceja Solorio
CSPM Class of 2020

 

What is your most played song?

“Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band

What is your favorite meal?

Homemade flautas made by my mom

What characteristic do you most value in a person?

Authenticity. Someone who is genuine, reliable, and always the same person.

What is your favorite indoor and/or outdoor activity?

Baseball. Hands down my favorite activity. Love to play it and watch it both indoors and outdoors.

If you could choose any mentor (living or deceased) who would it be and why?

Jackie Robinson. Being a UCLA Bruin myself, I think it would be a great learning experience to have Jackie Robinson as my mentor. His character, determination and what he stands for is truly inspirational. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives” – Jackie Robinson

Share one small change you made in your life that had a big impact.

Deciding to shadow a podiatrist. I had spent plenty of hours shadowing other health professions, but a couple of weeks into shadowing a podiatrist, I knew I had to make an effort to pursue that as a career.

What is your favorite vacation destination and why?

Anywhere I can go camping. Most recent was my trip to Zion National Park. One of the most amazing places I have visited.

What is something new you learned this week, not related to school, that others may find interesting?

Even after attending UCLA, I just learned that all UC’s have the same school colors of Blue and Gold.

Finish this sentence, “People would be surprised to learn that I…..”

Was born in Mexico. That usually gets a reaction out of people.

What would your mom say about you?

She would either say that I look too skinny or that I look like I gained weight. It’s really a toss-up as to which one it will be, but either way she would proceed to feed me delicious food and serve me seconds. She would say that I can be honest to a fault and that I can be little crazy sometimes, but then follow it up with she loves me and that she is extremely proud of me. I love you too mom.

What is your favorite part about the foot?

The important role that it plays in everyday life and the close association it has with the health of many other parts of the body.

Monday
May012017

Member Spotlight: May 2017

Dean Walters
AZPOD Class of 2019

What is your favorite song?

To be 100% honest, I don’t have a single song on my iPhone! And I don’t have a music playing devise of any kind other than the car radio ... but I do like listening to country stations.

What is your favorite meal?

Salmon. I've actually never had home-cooked salmon before, but I try to order it as often as I can at restaurants. I'm rarely disappointed.

What characteristic do you most value in a person?

Dependability. It means a lot to me when someone does what they say and always follows through. It’s nice to have a handful of dependable people you can call on for help, and you don’t need to think twice if they'll be there or not.
What is your favorite indoor and/or outdoor activity?

I'm from the Rocky Mountains in Canada. I spent all my summers hiking, caving, and climbing ever since I was a young kid. You can't beat a day in the wild!

If you could choose any mentor (living or deceased) who would it be and why?

I would actually just pick a seniors center! There is so much life experience in those buildings.

Share one small change you made in your life that had a big impact.

Getting up early. It adds precious hours to your week and I feel like I’m so much more productive in the mornings compared to afternoons and evenings.

What is your favorite vacation destination and why?

A cabin in the mountains! Picture this: floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a pristine glacier fed lake with snow capped peaks and an evergreen forest. Log walls, wood floors, a stone fire place, and the sound of a crackling fire ... you can't beat that!!!
What would you title/name your autobiography?

Dean, keep it simple.

What is something new you learned this week, not related to school, that others may find interesting?

My wife and kids just received their American Green Cards. In case you’re wondering, they really are “green cards”. Go figure.
Finish this sentence, “People would be surprised to learn that I…..”

Had 3 sets of teeth! No joke, I had baby teeth, adult teeth and now grandparent teeth! Seriously, the tooth fairy hates me!

 

 

Friday
Mar312017

Member Spotlight: April 2017

 Alex Bischoff
CPMS Class of 2020 

What has been your most interesting experience since arriving at DMU?

I have had a lot of cool and interesting experiences since coming to DMU.  School related I would say I have really liked learning how to do ankle taping, and I loved being a part of the “Foot in the Door” event where I was able to teach high school students ankle taping.  Non-school related I would say it was awesome to watch my 2nd daughter, Riley, be born in September.  Then, of course learning to balance family, school, church, and other responsibilities has been a fun challenge that I would definitely categorize as “interesting”.

What is your favorite meal?

I just straight up love all kinds of food!  A few of my favorite meals are chicken parmesan with alfredo, and any type of nacho’s.

What was your proudest moment you had in undergrad?

I was able to be a cadaver lab TA for the anatomy program at BYU for a few years.  One of the most rewarding things for me was that my students would regularly score above the overall class average.  It really made me feel that I was doing a good job, and I loved seeing them be successful.

What is your favorite indoor and/or outdoor activity?

I love to play any type of sports, especially football, volleyball, and basketball.  Any time I can do that I will try to take it.  I also love going to the zoo and park with my family because the excitement and happiness on my 2-year old daughter’s face is priceless when we do those things she loves to do.

As far as indoor activities go, any opportunity I can take to beat our SGA President-Elect in Foosball, I will take it.

If you could choose any mentor (living or deceased) who would it be and why?

President Thomas S. Monson.  He is the current Prophet for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) of which I am a part.  He is a man who has dedicated his life to the service of other people whether they are members of the LDS church or not.  I am really impressed by his desire to give of himself and his constantly happy attitude. That is something I would want to model as well.

I also think it would be really cool to get to know Ellen DeGeneres.  Similarly, she is impressive with her ability to help all sorts of people, and maintain a very fun and exciting personality.  I think she just does a ton of good for the world.

Share one small change you made in your life that had a big impact.

Getting married. Haha!  Just kidding, that was a huge change.  I would say scheduling every day.  It sounds excessive to some, but I have found that if I take 5 minutes at the end of every day to plan out what I will do the next day and what my goals are, then I am far more productive and feel way more accomplished.  I also get to spend more time with my family and friends when I do this because my study time is more effective.

What is your favorite vacation destination and why?

Puerto Rico.  Kara (my wife) completely surprised me with a trip to Puerto Rico for our 2 year anniversary. And when I say surprised, I mean that we were landing in New York before boarding our plane to go to PR before I knew where we were going!!!  It was an impressive secret she kept from me.  We spent a week on the beach, zip lining, paddle boarding, golfing, kayaking, and exploring.  It was so much fun and I would go again in a heartbeat. . . or in 7 years when I can actually afford it. . .

What would you title/name your autobiography?

The Bisch

Finish this sentence, “People would be surprised to learn that I…..”

Have been a male clothing model for BYU (my undergrad program) on 3 separate occasions.  I was just never able to master the “Masseter Jaw Clench” like the elite models do, so I chose a different career path: Podiatry.  Haha! 

Thursday
Mar092017