January 2013: Maya Ramos-Allen
Student Standout Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students' success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA selected Maya Ramos-Allen as the Student of the Month for December-January.
Name: Maya Ramos-Allen
Hometown: Annandale, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: B.S. in Biology at Old Dominion University
What her peers are saying about her:
“Maya is a behind the scenes student who really helps others. She takes time out of her own schedule to help fellow classmates.” – J.T. Podell, 2015 Class President, SPT
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
My initial interest in physical therapy was derived from my interest in the how the human body works. That interest grew as I volunteered and then worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic where I saw patients with many different conditions being treated. Seeing the versatility of physical therapy and the happiness it brought so many patients in increasing quality of life inspired my pursuit of physical therapy.
What's the most exciting part of the DPT program?
The Lynchburg College DPT program and facility are excellent. The most exciting thing though is being a part of a class that is very supportive of each other as well as having supportive professors. My classmates are my second family, we are there for each other when in need. I feel that the stars were aligned when our cohort was selected.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
Help a patient population that I am passionate about and eventually start a clinic.
What are some of your hobbies?
Soccer, art, gaming, zombie mode, and playing with my dog.
What is your favorite quote?
Safety first, then teamwork.