Nadia transferred last fall from Contra Costa College, where she was continuously on the Dean’s List, to San Francisco State University. She is working on her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology that will be the foundation for her Masters in Kinesiology. She is preparing to become a physical therapist for patients with disabilities such as cerebal palsy, low-back pain, arthritis and fractures. She wants to help people regain their mobility by restoring muscle function, relieve pain and prevent future physical disabilites to positively affect their qualify of life.
Nadia has a great sense of what her community needs. She has volunteered supporting children through WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and teenagers through Young Life. At WIC, she was involved with the breast-feeding program by contacting mothers and making certain their breast-feeding pump worked. At Young Life, she works with youth who are in high school to give them the opportunity to see the love and support that a community can foster for itself. Together, the will to provide medical care that is comprehensive of the patients’ backgrounds has led Nadia to pursue a career in physical therapy.