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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.

Alabama

Sydney Lawrence
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
aptasa.coreAL@gmail.com

Alaska  
  Vacant
Arizona
 

Vacant

   
Arkansas
 

Vacant

California

Michele Tom
Western University of Health Sciences
aptasa.coreCA@gmail.com

Colorado

Carson Ariagno
Regis University
aptasa.coreCOLORADO@gmail.com

Connecticut

Mateo Soto
Sacred Heart University
aptasa.coreCT@gmail.com

Delaware  
Ellie Grove
University of Delaware
aptasa.CoreDE@gmail.com
 
 
District of Columbia Vacant
 
Florida

Jordan Park
Rasmussen University
aptasa.coreFL@gmail.com

Georgia

Nate Arnett
Mercer University
Aptasa.coreGEORGIA@gmail.com 

Hawaii

Tara Ito
Kapiolani Community College
aptasa.corehi@gmail.com 

Idaho
 

Vacant

Illinois

Dani Harkavy
Northwestern University Aptasa.coreILLINOIS@gmail.com 

Indiana

Victoria Fosha
Indiana University
aptasa.coreIN@gmail.com

Iowa
 

Vacant

Kansas

Mounika Seeram
University of Kansas Medical Center Aptasa.coreKS@gmail.com 

Kentucky

Jeremy Koontz
University of Kentucky
aptasa.coreKY@gmail.com

Louisiana

Brittany LaGrange
LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport Aptasa.coreLA@gmail.com 

Maine
 

Vacant

Maryland  
  Vacant
Massachusetts

Tyler Axelxson
Northeastern University
aptasa.coreMA@gmail.com

Michigan  
  Vacant
Minnesota

Kevyn Funk
St. Kate's University
aptasa.coreMN@gmail.com

Mississippi  
  Vacant
Missouri
 

Vacant

Montana  
 
Vacant
Nebraska

Connor Frerichs
Creighton University
Aptasa.coreNEBRASKA@gmail.com 

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

Kelsey Motto
Franklin Pierce University
aptasa.coreNH@gmail.com

New Jersey
 

Vacant

New Mexico

Stasia Ploskonka
University of New Mexico
aptasa.coreNM@gmail.com

New York

Christianne Salac
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Aptasa.caNEWYORK@gmail.com 

North Carolina

Courtney Deaton
Duke University
Aptasa.coreNC@gmail.com 

North Dakota

Kerry Hoffamn
University of North Dakota
aptasa.coreND@gmail.com

Ohio

AJ Miller
Walsh University

aptasa.coreOH@gmail.com

Oklahoma

Reginald Evans
Oklahoma City University
Aptasa.coreOK@gmail.com 

Oregon

Morgan Clark
Pacific University
Aptasa.coreOREGON@gmail.com 

Pennsylvania

Colin McLaughin
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
aptasa.corePA@gmail.com

Puerto Rico

Edgardo Rivera
University of Puerto Rico
aptasa.corepr1@gmail.com

Rhode Island

Brandon Weick
University of Rhode Island
aptasa.coreRI@gmail.com

South Carolina

Sasha Schneider
Medical University of South Carolina
aptasa.coreSC@gmail.com

South Dakota  
  Vacant
Tennessee

Jacqueline Butch
East Tennessee State University
aptasa.coretennessee@gmail.com 

Texas

Ethan Mitchell
University of North Texas Health Siences Center at Fort Worth
aptasa.coreTX@gmail.com

Utah  
 
Vacant
Vermont

Weslee Thompson
University of Vermont
aptasa.coreVT@gmail.com

Virginia  
Ashley Jones
Marymount University
aptasa.coreva@gmail.com
Washington
 

Vacant

West Virginia  
  Vacant
Wisconsin

Amanda Zeng
Marquette University
aptasa.coreWI@gmail.com

Wyoming
 

Vacant

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