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Student Spotlight of the Week

June 08, 2020  / Tags: DPT Student, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Student Spotlight, Physical Therapy

Happy Monday! This week, our Student Spotlight goes to first year DPT student, Nahir Feliciano-Mendez. Nahir first became interested in physical therapy through her two younger brothers, who are both on the Autism Spectrum. She learned about different types of therapies that they were involved in and decided to do more research into the field. It's safe to say she fell in love observing therapists in her area, as she is now embarking on her own career as a physical therapist.

Nahir is originally from Orlando, FL, and graduated with her bachelor's degree from UCF. She enjoys working out, traveling, spending time with friends and family and trying new places to eat. One of her first trips out of the country was to Iceland, a place she finds beautiful!

To help keep sane during quarantine, Nahir has been working on her fitness, trying new recipes, and staying in contact with friends and family via FaceTime whenever she can!