Scholars 2016

We congratulate the 2016 award recipients of the Women for ATSU Scholars Program and celebrate their achievements.

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health ~ ASDOH

Aman Kaur Aman Kaur – Aman Kaur is an Arizona native and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a degree in Public Health and a minor is Molecular & Cellular Biology. The health field has always been a major part in her life; she expresses this by volunteering, taking mission trips abroad, and holding board position in clubs. Her passion for dentistry has existed since high school and she is honored to be attending ATSU, her dream school.  Now, as a dental student at a school that perfectly encompasses her passions for science and public health, she states “I am confident that I will not only be a successful dentist, but also a leader and a dedicated member of the community!”

♦ Arizona School of Health Sciences ~ ASHS

Lauren Griffin Lauren Griffin – My name is Lauren Griffin and I was born and raised right here in the valley, specifically Chandler, Arizona! I was fortunate enough to complete my undergraduate studies in Flagstaff, Arizona at Northern Arizona University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2012. I am currently a second year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS) and loving everything the field of Physical Therapy has to offer. In spring of 2016 I Co-chaired an event titled Move for Mason, where we were able raise over $800 for the Mason Vig Scholarship Foundation and provide free yoga to students and staff during ATSU’s Spring Wellness Week! Upon graduation I want to pursue a Neurologic Residency Program and look forward to helping patients achieve their functional goals! I am passionate about Parkinson’s disease and have been a certified LSVT “BIG” clinician for last three years! Outside of school, I often travel, cook dinner and participate in regular physical activity.

♦ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona ~ SOMA

Jennifer Shonk – I was raised in a small town in Northern California and attended Allegheny College in Pennsylvania where I earned an art degree. During my young adult life I performed dance, taught yoga and spent time abroad studying, working, and living. These experiences shaped the person I am today, showed me that I love to learn, and inspired me to pursue a career where I can give back to society. I earned a second degree from Portland State University as I prepared to apply to medical school. I just completed my final 4th year rotation at the Tucson CHC and I am excited to join a Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida this summer. I plan to focus on Women’s and Reproductive Health in my training and to work with underserved populations. Outside of Medicine, I continue to dance and explore other cultures.