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Core ambassadors are the primary links between the Student Assembly Board of Directors and PT and PTA students in each state.

Core ambassadors are responsible for implementing strategies and initiatives to promote student engagement. Their goal is to create awareness of advocacy efforts at the state and national levels, and to provide students with opportunities to increase involvement within APTA.

Core ambassadors communicate and develop student initiatives with their state chapter to enhance the student experience.

Contact your core ambassador today to see how you can get involved!

Be a Core Ambassador

Applications now being accepted for this influential leadership position in the Student Assembly. Deadline to apply is August 16.

Learn More and Apply

Core ambassadors should have the desire to get to know the DPT/PTA programs within their state, have some experience with APTA structure and events, and have strong communication skills. If you are interested in being a core ambassador in your state review the Roles and Responsibilities (.pdf) and Handbook (.pdf) then contact the Student Assembly Vice President for more information.

For minutes please contact Student-Assembly@apta.org.

Core Ambassadors Roster


Alabama
Kiara Thompson
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
aptasa.coreAL@gmail.com

Arizona
Taryn Harker
Northern Arizona University, PBC
aptasa.coreAZ@gmail.com

Arkansas
Vacant
aptasa.coreAR@gmail.com

California
Vacant
aptasa.coreCA@gmail.com


Connecticut
Grace Cioffi
Sacred Heart University
aptasa.coreCT@gmail.com

Delaware
Mariah Bernanke
University of Delaware
aptasa.coreDE@gmail.com

District of Columbia
Vacant
aptasa.coreDC@gmail.com


Florida
Bridget Tran
Florida Gulf Coast University
aptasa.coreFL@gmail.com

Georgia
Beau Peregino
Augusta University
aptasa.coreGEORGIA@gmail.com

Illinois
Dani Harkavy
Northwestern University
aptasa.coreILLINOIS@gmail.com


Indiana
McKayla Tucker
University of Indianapolis
aptasa.coreIN@gmail.com


Iowa
Megan Driesen
Briar Cliff University
aptasa.coreIOWA@gmail.com

Kansas
Christine Cunningham
University of Kansas Medical Center
aptasa.coreKS@gmail.com


Kentucky
Maddie Hancock
University of Kentucky
aptasa.coreKY@gmail.com

Louisiana
Micah Fontenot
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
aptasa.coreLA@gmail.com

Maryland
Patrick Luo
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
aptasa.coreMD@gmail.com


Massachusetts
Adriana Santoro
MGH Institute of Health Professionals
aptasa.coreMA@gmail.com


Michigan
Vacant
aptasa.coreMI@gmail.com


Minnesota
Vacant
aptasa.coreMN@gmail.com

Mississippi
Vacant
aptasa.coreMS@gmail.com

Missouri
Vacant
aptasa.coreMO@gmail.com

Nebraska
Jaclyn Taylor
Creighton University
aptasa.coreNEBRASKA@gmail.com

Nevada
Kayla Kotake
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
aptasa.coreNV@gmail.com


New Hampshire
Vacant
aptasa.coreNH@gmail.com

New Jersey
Vacant
aptasa.coreNJ@gmail.com


New Mexico
Jacob Mitchell
Central New Mexico Community College
aptasa.coreNM@gmail.com

New York
Madjena Joseph
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
aptasa.caNEWYORK@gmail.com

North Carolina
Ryan Smith
Wingate University
aptasa.coreNC@gmail.com


North Dakota
Vacant
aptasa.coreND@gmail.com

Ohio
Evan Urrutia
Youngstown State University
aptasa.coreOH@gmail.com

Oklahoma
Rylee Wilson
Langston University
aptasa.coreOK@gmail.com


Oregon
Olivia Aho
George Fox University
aptasa.coreOREGON@gmail.com


Pennsylvania
Dynasty LaPrade
University of Pittsburgh
aptasa.corePA@gmail.com

Puerto Rico
Vacant
aptasa.corePR1@gmail.com


Rhode Island
Lillie Moore
University of Rhode Island
aptasa.coreRI@gmail.com


South Carolina
Justin Robinson
Medical University of South Carolina
aptasa.coreSC@gmail.com

South Dakota
Austin Buchholz
University of South Dakota
aptasa.coreSD@gmail.com

Tennessee
Anne Carter
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
aptasa.coreTENNESSEE@gmail.com

Virginia
Vacant
aptasa.coreVA@gmail.com


Washington
Lisa Flick
Whatcom Community College
aptasa.coreWA@gmail.com

West Virginia
Vacant
aptasa.coreWV@gmail.com

Wisconsin
Tyler Phan
University of Wisconsin - Madison
aptasa.coreWI@gmail.com

Become a Core Ambassador

Applications now being accepted for this influential leadership position in the Student Assembly. Deadline to apply is August 16.

Learn More and Apply