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Human Physiology Alumni Spotlight

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Nursing & Human Physiology Alumni Testimonials


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.

Jason Nadeau

Graduation year: 2013

Following his Gonzaga experience, Jason pursued an M.S. Degree in Modern Human Anatomy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He currently serves as a Student Physical Therapist at the University of Colorado DPT Program.

Sarah Jordan (Risso)

Graduation Year: 2014

After Gonzaga, Sarah obtained a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Shortly after, she started her occupational therapy (OT) career at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and currently works at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Amy Lilly

Graduation year: 2013

After her Human Physiology degree, Amy obtained a Medical Doctorate at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She is currently pursuing an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following that, Amy will go on to complete a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the same institution.