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Human Physiology Alumni Spotlight

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Nursing & Human Physiology Alumni Testimonials

Kelsie Ackerman

Kelsie Ackerman

Graduation Year: 2021

After graduation from Gonzaga, Kelsie obtained an MS in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. She now works for a cutting-edge motion capture company and uses her expertise in human physiology to inform her work.

Gonzaga University Nursing and Human Physiology Alumni, Logan Heeman ('22).

Logan Heenan

Graduation Year: 2022

Subsequent to his graduation last year, Logan began work at the Nike Sport Research Lab. He credits the Human Physiology major, with its flexibility and research focus to help him find his career path. He plans to pursue graduate school in the near future.

Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology Alumna, Keilea Barth ('22).

Keilea Barth

Graduation Year: 2022

Keilea graduated last year, and spent the year working in the outdoor industry as a guide and ski patroller. She obtained an Outdoor Emergency Care certification and is planning on attending graduate school in the near future. She credits the Human Physiology degree with helping her to find her passion.


Michelle Conway

Graduation year: 2012

Following her Human Physiology degree, Michelle went on to earn a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University in 2014. She holds a PhD in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology at Michigan State University in 2018. Michelle currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Exercise and Sports Science program at Western Colorado University.


Sanna Darvish

Graduation year: 2020

Since graduating last year, Sanna has spent the past year serving her hometown of Seattle as an Americorps member, working on hunger relief in communities experiencing food insecurity specifically due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This upcoming summer, she will begin her Masters degree at the University of Colorado Boulder in the department of Integrative Physiology.


Nate Disser

Graduation year: 2018

Following graduation, Nate entered a two-year research program at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and he is currently in medical school at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX.