Women for ATSU Student Scholars (2009-2010)

We congratulate the inaugural award recipients of the Women for ATSU (formerly Women’s Wellness) Scholars Program and celebrate their achievements.


Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health ~ ASDOH

Andrea Livingood – ASDOH, Class of 2011
Hometown-Phoenix, AZ
Undergraduate-Arizona State University

Andrea Livingood

Andrea enjoys working with children and upon graduation plans to enter a pediatric dental residency program. This will allow her the opportunity to both teach and learn from the children she serves, and continue to challenge her to be the best pediatric dentist she can be.


Jordan Richert – ASDOH, Class of 2013
Hometown-Mesa, AZ
Undergraduate-Arizona State University

Jordan Richert 1

Jordan is an Arizona native and enjoys being involved with dentistry and the local community. His other interests include strength training, racquet sports, hiking, and volunteering.


Arizona School of Health Sciences ~ ASHS

Ashley Monfreda – ASHS/Athletic Training, Class of 2010
Hometown-Speedway, IN
Undergraduate-Franklin College

Ashley Monfreda

Ashley is a certified athletic trainer currently pursuing her Master’s degree in athletic training. She works as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Athletes’ Performance in north Phoenix.


Mia Pozzanghera – ASHS/Audiology, Class of 2014

Hometown-Putnam Valley, NY
Undergraduate-University of Delaware

Mia Pozzanghera

During the summer of 2009, Mia traveled around Israel for 10 days on a Birthright trip. She visited the Western Wall, the Dead Sea, hiked Masada, and toured the cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. After graduating from ASHS, Mia plans to work as a pediatric audiologist in a children’s hospital, school district or doctor’s office.

Catie Rohrich – ASHS/Physical Therapy, Class of 2011
Hometown-Fargo, ND
Undergraduate-North Dakota State University

Catie Rohrich

Catie is pursuing a Doctorate of physical therapy degree and has wanted to be a physical therapist since she was in high school and suffered many soccer injuries.



School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona ~ SOMA

Nicholas Hardin – SOMA, Class of 2013
Hometown-Lewiston, ID
Undergraduate-Carroll College
SOMA Community Campus-Seattle, WA

Nick Hardin

In addition to medicine, Nick is passionate about snowboarding, waterskiing, boating, and filmmaking. He owns his own production studio that specializes in wedding and graduation videos and specialty commercials. After graduation Nick plans to return to the Northwest to practice.

Meredith Lynn Johnston – SOMA, Class of 2013
Hometown-Mooresville, NC
Undergraduate-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
SOMA Community Campus-Ridgeland, SC

Meredith Johnston

Upon graduation Meredith is planning to work in emergency medicine or pediatrics. Her interests include running and other outdoor activities.


Yushiu Lin, Class of 2013
Hometown-San Gabriel, CA
Undergraduate-University of California Los Angeles
SOMA Community Campus-Brooklyn, NY

Yushiu Lin

While growing up, Yushiu and her family lived in several countries before settling in Southern California. In addition to being a first year osteopathic medical student, she also spends her time working on gender and sexuality health activism with the American Medical Student Association.


Mohammad Naqvi – SOMA, Class of 2013
Hometown-Tempe, AZ
Undergraduate-University of Arizona
SOMA Community Campus-Phoenix, AZ

Mohammad Naqvi

Mohammad is a first year osteopathic medical student who is planning to specialize in pediatric sports medicine. Medicine and sports have played important roles in his life and this specialty fulfills his passion for both areas, as well as offering him the opportunity to work with children.



Rema Zebda – SOMA, Class of 2013
Hometown-Corpus Christi, TX
Undergraduate-Texas A& M University
SOMA Community Campus-Tucson, AZ

Rema Zebda

Rema is a first year osteopathic medical student who is planning to specialize in obstetrics, with a focus on maternal wellness and child development in our communities.