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Farwah Zaidi

Hi everyone! My name is Farwah Zaidi and I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am a third-year student double majoring in Health Science and Psychology with an emphasis on Behavior Analysis. After graduation, I plan on pursing a PhD in Clinical Psychology to work with…

Mark Coates

Hi everyone! My name is Mark Coates and I am a fourth-year Health Science major on the Pre-Physical Therapy track. I am from the small town of Groveland, Florida, not far outside the Orlando area. I am currently applying to Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs around the state of…

Maddie Stromak

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie Stromak, and I am a junior in the Bachelor of Health Science program on the pre-dental track minoring in Spanish. I came to UF with my AA degree from high school, so I applied for the program as a freshman. I started the…

Nicole Weissman

Hi there! My name is Nicole Weissman and I am a senior in the Bachelor of Health Science program on the pre-physical therapy track. Originally from Parkland, FL, I began studying at UF in 2017, and I am scheduled to graduate this coming May. I have recently finished filling out…

Dalton Arnold

Hello everyone! My name is Dalton Arnold and I am a senior in the Bachelor of Health Science program on the pre-nursing track from Sarasota, Florida. I will be applying to the accelerated BSN program here at the University of Florida this upcoming fall. I ultimately have one goal in…

Jordan Kennedy

Hi Gators! My name is Jordan Kennedy and I am beginning my fourth year as a Health Science student this fall. I hope to begin optometry school after graduation, and eventually own my own practice. I am from Palm Harbor, Florida, which is right near Clearwater Beach and Tampa. I…

Nia Close

Hello! My name is Nia Close. I am a third-year student at the University of Florida pursuing a degree in Health Science with minors in Health Disparities in Society and Leadership. As a proud native of Tallahassee, FL, I am the eldest daughter of Drs. Billy and Fran Close. I…

Maddie Thomas

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie Thomas and I am a senior in the Bachelor of Health Science program with a minor in Disabilities in Society. After graduation, I hope to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and hope to eventually…

Alumna Spotlight: Allison Petkoff

Allison Petkoff, a 2019 graduate of the Bachelor of Public Health program shares how she is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in her role with the Infectious Disease Policy Office. “After graduating from the Bachelor of Public Health program in Spring of 2019, I was fortunate…

Lindsey Berkowitz

Hey everyone! My name is Lindsey Berkowitz and I am a student in the Bachelor of Health Science program, in hopes of becoming an Occupational Therapist. I’m from Orlando, Florida and as most people assume, I do actually live next to Disney World. After I graduate the BHS program, I’m…