Louza Alqadhi

Louza Alqadhi


Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
B.A.: Psychology/Anthropology
University of Michigan


Prior to graduating from the University of Michigan, I devoted my time volunteering at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in their cardiac catheterization lab and radiology departments. Also, I spent several months shadowing an emergency room physician assistant at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Medical Center. These experiences have provided me with valuable insight into the medical field and patient care. Along with these clinical experiences, I remained an active volunteer and intern with organizations serving underserved communities in metropolitan Detroit.

Meghan Bissell

Meghan Bissell


Hometown: West Hartford, CT
B.A.: Biology/Psychology
Elon University


While attending Elon University, I gained valuable clinical experience by completing an internship shadowing a PA in internal medicine. I also spent a short time working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a long term care facility. I was a member of the Pre-Medical Society at Elon, and had the opportunity to take a wide variety of health care related classes in preparation for my PA education. I was lucky to maintain my anatomy knowledge as a cadaver anatomy teaching assistant for two semesters. I am very excited to pursue my future as a Physician Assistant.

Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman


Hometown: Rayland, OH
B.S.: Biology,
Ohio University


I began my undergraduate career with The Ohio State University Honors Program, where I majored in Molecular Genetics. My interest in health care initially led me to explore a pre-veterinary medicine concentration and guided my involvement in organizations like the OSU Pre-Vet Club and Honors Ambassadors, a student recruitment group. Though I eventually decided against veterinary medicine, my volunteer and work experience in this area cemented my passion for diagnostics, patient care, and surgery. After two years at Ohio State, I transferred to Ohio University, where I earned a degree in Biological Sciences and participated in vestibular neurology research. During this time, I was able to shadow several physician assistants and affirm my desire to pursue a career as a P.A.

Benjamin Chapman

Benjamin Chapman


Hometown: Buffalo, WV
B.A.: Exercise Science,
Marshall University


While completing my graduate studies at Marshall University in Exercise Physiology, I worked in the Marshall University/Cabell Huntington Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes Exercise Center as a graduate assistant for two years and as the senior graduate assistant for a year. I then completed an exciting internship with Charleston Area Medical Center. During this time I gained exposure to a variety of patients with multiple medical conditions and assisted with research for publication in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. Being a part of the MCPAP is very exciting and I am looking forward to beginning my clinical year.

Jillian Cunningham

Jillian Cunningham


Hometown: Vermillion, SD
B.S.: Psychology/Biology
University of South Dakota


My health care exposure began when I was in high school while I worked at an urgent care clinic assisting with paperwork and shadowing. While at college I worked as a student athletic trainer, and part time at a small residential community. Upon graduation I broadened my experience by working as a C.N.A at a local hospital gaining valuable patient contact experience. I am incredibly excited to begin my clinical year to determine which field of medicine is best for me, and where I would utilize my full potential.

Chase Fluharty

Chase Fluharty


Hometown: Marietta, OH
B.A.: Regents,
Glenville State College


Prior to entering the PA Program at Marietta College I worked in a variety of situations ranging from teaching wilderness survival in the Cascade Mountains of Washington to conducting predator surveys in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. For the past ten years I have worked as a paramedic/firefighter and as an instructor in ACLS and Intermediate-EMT education. I feel that the many experiences I have had in direct patient care have given me a great foundation towards becoming a PA. I am eager to begin my clinical year.

Kimberly Giesen

Kimberly Giesen


Hometown: N. Charleston, SC
B.S.: Social Science
Park University


While studying at Park University, I worked as a Pharmacy Technician and volunteered in the Emergency Room and Pre-Operating Room at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. Prior to completing my Bachelors in Social Psychology, I served four years on active duty in the United States Air Force specializing in Environmental and Occupational Health. I am tremendously eager to begin clinical rotations to gain experience and discover which area of medicine I would like to pursue.

Allison Greene

Allison Greene


Hometown: Poland, OH
B.S.: Biology/Chemistry
Saint Mary's College


My first medical experience was in high school when I volunteered at a children’s hospital in Youngstown, OH. This lead me to pursue a biology degree at Saint Mary’s College. While attending Saint Mary’s, I served as president of the Biology Club and the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. I helped to organize many walks/runs to raise money for cystic fibrosis and ovarian and breast cancer research. I also performed a senior comprehensive research project on the effects of green tea supplements on the metabolism of obese mice. In order to prepare for the Marietta PA Program, I shadowed physician assistants in the areas of family practice, cardiology, and dermatology. I am very excited about exploring all medical fields during my clinical rotations.

Maureen Hinton

Maureen Hinton


Hometown: Canal Fulton, OH
B.S.: Biology/Chemistry
Mount Union College


While attending Mount Union, I was involved in Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Blue Key Honor Society, and Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society. During my senior year, I worked as a lab assistant for an anatomy and physiology course and volunteered in the emergency room at Alliance Community Hospital. I have shadowed a physician assistant in internal medicine at a U.S. Veterans Outpatient Clinic, as well as in emergency medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, and cardiology. I am looking forward to gaining a better understanding of my interests and abilities throughout the clinical year.

Melissa Isennock

Melissa Isennock


Hometown: Street, MD
B.S.: Biology,
Marietta College


I majored in Biology with the hopes of entering the medical field. While completing my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to interact with the faculty and students of the Physician Assistant Program at Marietta College, and became very interested in pursuing this career myself. The summer before my senior year I spent time shadowing a PA near my hometown, Street, MD, who worked in family practice. She gave me the opportunity to see the wide array of patients you see in a primary care facility, and I learned a great deal about the profession as well. I am very excited to spend time in each of my rotations to find the area of medicine where I feel most at home.

Dianna Jarvis

Dianna Jarvis


Hometown: Gallipolis, OH
B.S.: Health Science,
Marietta College


I have observed, volunteered, and worked within several departments in my hometown medical facility, Holzer Health Systems. I have observed in such areas as the operating room and pediatrics, volunteered through interacting with cancer survivors, and worked as a nurse aid and phlebotomist. Now, being a student in a Physician Assistant Program, I am finally obtaining the medical education that I have craved. It is an accomplishment in itself to say that I am finally prepared to apply my knowledge and assist my physician (or PA) in helping his/her patients’ lead healthier lives.

Erin Jungels

Erin Jungels


Hometown: Cold Spring, MN
B.A.: Biology,
University of St. Thomas


While obtaining my Bachelor's degree, I gained patient care experience working as a personal care attendant for a schizophrenic client, as a nursing assistant, and as a patient transporter at Regions Hospital. I had the opportunity to work with physicians, nurses, and other specialists in the clinical setting who helped me discover my desire to be a physician assistant. During this time, I also gained many life experiences through my participation on the varsity volleyball team, as a member of the service sorority Gamma Sigma Sigma, and through the opportunity I had to study abroad in Rome, Italy. I am looking forward to my didactic year as a physician assistant student and to begin applying the knowledge I have gained in a clinical setting.

Breanne Kosar

Breanne Kosar


Hometown: Wheeling, WV
B.S.: Biology/Psychology,
Marietta College


Hello, my name is Breanne Kosar, and I am from Wheeling, WV. I attended Marietta College where I earned a B.S. in Biology/Psychology. When I am not in the classroom or studying I enjoy running and spending time with my family. Although I am currently interested in family medicine, I am looking forward to gaining a new wealth of knowledge from each of my clinical rotations.

Kurt Marks

Kurt Marks


Hometown: Canal Winchester, OH
B.S.: Pre-professional,
Otterbein College


During my undergraduate years at Otterbein College, I volunteered at the emergency department at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta (the national premedical honorary), as well as the men’s soccer team. The opportunity to shadow a physician assistant helped to direct my education towards the medical field. I am looking forward to the clinical rotations to gain valuable knowledge and clinical experience. Many different areas of medicine interest me, and I believe that the clinical rotations will help me find my niche in medicine.

Megan Mathias

Megan Mathias


Hometown: Pickerington, OH
B.S.: Mechanical Engineering,
University of Cincinnati


Prior to entering the physician assistant program at Marietta College, I worked as an engineer and sales representative for a leading medical device company. Though I loved what I did, I realized that I wanted to be more involved with patients, and therefore, pursued the PA profession. Although the time I spent as product support in the OR is what initially sparked my interest in surgery, I look forward to exploring a variety of specialties during my clinical rotations.

Tiffany Mooney

Tiffany Mooney


Hometown: Waterford, OH
B.S.: Radiology/Sociology,
Ohio State University


I worked at The Ohio State University Medical Center for eight years as an imaging technologist in Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. I worked in a variety of areas within the hospital, including the emergency department, oncology, and outpatient. When I’m not in school, I enjoy spending time with my family and one-year-old daughter. Although my initial interests lie in Radiology and Orthopedics, I am looking forward to exploring a wide range of medical specialties.

Colby Newsome

Colby Newsome


Hometown: Pikeville, KY
B.S.: Biology,
Eastern Kentucky University


While attending Eastern Kentucky University, I worked as a pharmacy technician for a total of four years. Being able to incorporate my knowledge as a pharmacy technician with everything I learned shadowing a physician assistant, I feel I am better prepared for my future as a PA. I also had the privilege to volunteer at the University of Kentucky research department, which gave me a better understanding of what the research field has to offer. I am more than grateful to engage in the opportunity. With my fascination extended in all areas of medicine, I am confident my clinical rotations will guide me to the area of medicine that best suits me.

Kate Norris

Kate Norris


Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
B.S.: Exercise Science,
Miami University


While attending Miami, I was a member of the varsity volleyball team and Phi Delta Epsilon, a service fraternity which helped raised money for Children’s Miracle Network for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. During the past year, I was a senior office assistant for a pediatric orthopedic surgery practice in Indianapolis. During my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with friends and family. While I do have an interest in orthopedics, I am looking forward to all of my rotations and gaining insight as to where my skills could be best utilized.

Andrea Sarap

Andrea Sarap


Hometown: Cambridge, OH
B.A.: Biology,
Kenyon College


At Kenyon I worked as a student aid to the athletic trainers and worked specifically with the football and women’s basketball teams. I assisted with practice and game preparation, injury rehabilitation and learned about injury assessment and care. Since Kenyon, I have earned certification as a basic EMT and although I have not worked as one, I plan to keep my certification current. I have a broad range of interests in medicine and am extremely excited to discover which area I will be pursuing in my career.

Kenzi Schafer

Kenzi Schafer


Hometown: Cumberland, OH
B.S.: Health Science,
Marietta College


While earning my degree from Marietta College in Health Science, I obtained valuable medical experience by working as a nurse aid at both Healthsouth Rehabilitation and the cardiac unit at Grant Medical Center. I also did a medical internship with E.L.I. Abroad in Chennai, India. During my internship I assisted at a leprosy clinic and took part in various health outreach programs. My initial interests include specialized surgery, emergency medicine and pediatrics, but I am eager to obtain knowledge in all aspects of medicine. I am anxious to begin gaining hands-on experience in order to determine which aspect of medicine I would like to pursue.

Alison Schindler

Alison Schindler


Hometown: Fleming, OH
B.S.: Health Science,
Marietta College


During my undergraduate career at Marietta College, I gained valuable experience in a clinical setting at First Settlement Orthopedics where I worked as an intern. I also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the surgery center where I was able to observe surgeries from various medical fields. In addition, I worked as a dance instructor throughout my entire four years of college for children and teens in the community. I am currently interested in family practice and orthopedics; however, I am excited about all of my clinical rotations and cannot wait to gain valuable knowledge from all of my preceptors.

Mark Stebbins

Mark Stebbins


Hometown: Creston, OH
B.A.: Business,
Baldwin-Wallace College


After acquiring my undergraduate degree in business from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH, I spent the next two years working in contractor supply sales. It was during this period that I felt my time could be better spent serving others through medicine. Shadowing many PA’s in a variety of fields only fueled my desire to enter the medical profession. I am proud to be a PA student at Marietta College and eager to begin my clinical rotations.

Toni Stephenson

Toni Stephenson


Hometown: Washington Court House, OH
B.S.: Biology,
Marietta College


During my undergraduate studies I had the opportunity to shadow a local pediatrician and physician, and also played a key role in organizing the Health Professions Club at Marietta College. I am very excited to have finally started my medical education in the physician assistant program and look forward to the experiences that await me in my clinical rotations. While my initial professional interest is in the areas of pediatrics and family medicine, I am enthusiastically looking forward to experiencing other areas of medicine as well.

Teresa Varney

Teresa Varney


Hometown: Ravenswood, WV
B.S.: Biology,
University of Charleston


While at University of Charleston, I was a member of Chi Beta Phi, science honor society. I have gained clinical experience by shadowing physicians and a physician assistant with Charleston Area Medical Center. I have also been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for many years. I am very excited and eager to begin my clinical experience to gain knowledge in all areas of healthcare, and to determine the specialty of medicine for which I am best suited.

Evan Yates

Evan Yates


Hometown: Lucasville, OH
B.S.: Biology,
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University


I was a 4 year member of the men's varsity basketball team and a 3 year member of the biology club. As a member of the men's varsity basketball team, I was appointed team captain my senior year and was named to the NAIA Division II and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete teams in both my junior and senior seasons. I have gained insights of the medical profession through the various physicians and physician assistants that I have shadowed. In my shadowing experiences, I have become fascinated in orthopedics and believe it to be my area of focus and passion, but I am excited to have the opportunity to experience and gain invaluable knowledge in all of my rotations.