Women for ATSU 2018-2019 Student Scholars

We congratulate the 2018-2019 Student Scholars and celebrate their achievements!!!

♦ Arizona School of Health Sciences ~ ASHS

Rudi Pohl

My name is Rudi Pohl, I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico, where I majored in Exercise Science. I am currently a first-year occupational therapy student at the Arizona School of Health Sciences where I am an active Student of Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) member and hold a position on the social committee and as one of the Assembly of Student Delegate ambassadors. I am a huge advocate for mental health and in 2017 brought and the first ever National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) walk to New Mexico where I have been the coordinator for past two years, helping to raise almost 20,000 dollars to help end the stigma and raise awareness of the serious of eating disorders. Outside of school and volunteering, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, being outdoors, playing sports, practicing yoga and doing arts and crafts. After receiving my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, I plan to assist individuals across the lifespan overcome obstacles in their everyday lives and maintain or improve their independence, so they can do more of what they need and want to do, in order to live life to its fullest. I am blessed to be on this journey and can’t wait to make a difference!


♦ Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health ~ ASDOH

Lillian Wang

Lillian Wang is a fourth year dental student at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Anthropology/Global Health & Environment and a minor in classical music, Lillian gained an interest in finding creative ways to serve the community. From oral hygiene education on mobile dental units to playing piano in nursing homes, she enjoys creative ways to combine her passions for art, music, creativity, and health when volunteering. Lillian is also pursuing a Master of Public Health with a dental emphasis, hoping this will open up opportunities to continue serving the underserved and reducing inequities in health. Having done community outreach trips in Honduras and Mexico, she hopes to continue combating health inequities not only locally, but also abroad. In her free time, Lillian spends her time hiking around Arizona, Yelping, and practicing aerial hammock.



♦ School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona – SOMA

Esther Habib

Born in El Paso, Texas, Esther Habib grew up as a military kid, calling home several duty stations in the U.S. as well as some years spent in Berlin, Germany. Growing up, Esther traveled a good deal to “far off places,” participating in mission trips which sparked her love for medicine. She graduated from Arizona Christian University with her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and completed her science prerequisites from Arizona State University in 2015. For several years, she has worked in a Native American Community’s hospital just south of Phoenix specializing in Public Relations and Marketing. In between tests, she is passionate about several things (too many to list) including theology, art, outdoors, writing, languages, music, and being a mentor to children and teenagers.