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Social Committee Chair Melinda Tarling , SPT

I am a 2nd year PT student at A.T Still University, with a background in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University.  It’s exciting for me to be a student in a state that is so passionate about our education and advocating for our field, and I am eager to play an integral role in planning socials and networking events to expand AzSSIG even further. I am leaning towards a career in outpatient sports orthopedics having grown up playing a variety of sports, but I am very interested in learning more about cardiopulmonary, outpatient neurology and the extensive scope of practice we can have as physical therapists.

I managed a wine bar in the Bay Area for a few years prior to PT school, and still very much enjoy learning about wine and going wine tasting. I was pleasantly surprised to find Arizona has it’s own wine country! Since moving here, I have also discovered a passion for the outdoors and spend a lot of the (non-summer months) trail running, hiking and camping. We’ve been fortunate enough to camp with our classmates at the Grand Canyon and more recently, Havasupai Falls. Looking forward to the coming year and all the new connections and experiences!

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