DR. VICTOR WASHINGTON, ’11 D.P.T.
Theralution: Roving Physical Therapy and Fitness Arlington, VA
“I found my passion for physical therapy during my recovery at Walter Reed Medical Center after a tour in Iraq. After graduating with my DPT, I started my career in a post-acute rehabilitation facility. I knew I wanted to innovate the delivery of physical therapy services, so I founded Theralution, a mobile physical therapy practice. The required Physical Therapy Management course at MU was a tremendous training ground for running a business. The class project took us through every step of starting your own practice from the ground up – a perfect foundation.”
JENNIFER WALTERS, ’13 M.S.
Health Education & Promotion
Booz Allen Hamilton
“I could see there were broad applications with HEP degrees and began looking at graduate programs in the D.C. metro area in 2010. Other area universities were out of my price range. Small class size was a priority, and the convenience of the campus allowed me to keep working. I completed my graduate degree in two years while working full time at a very demanding job. My graduate internship took me to northern Peru as part of a research team for community health education. It helped me better understand health behaviors. You always have some place to start. And that starting point has impact.”
REBEKAH MARTENS, ’17 D.N.P.
Lectureship in Malek School of Health Professions,
“After getting my R.N. and M.S.N. at the University of British Columbia, I practiced as an advanced surgical nurse in Vancouver and then in a one-nurse hospital in a remote Canadian village. I found my passion for teaching in an Ethiopian clinic where I discovered educating local health practitioners had greater long-term benefit than delivering care personally. When I moved to D.C., Marymount opened doors for me by giving me an opportunity as adjunct faculty. When MU developed their D.N.P. program, they once again opened doors to earn my doctorate, which would afford me more career options. When I finish, I will have 1,000 hours in clinical practice, 500 in a research project with a D.C. area hospital. I am excited about the many networking opportunities MU faculty can offer with their relationships with so many respected health institutions and agencies. Helping shape health care policy would be a natural evolution of my work as a health professional educator because it can impact an even greater population.”
Whitney Carrington, ’15 M.S.
Health Education and Promotion
Research Fellow, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army
“I never felt like a number at Marymount. It was such a wonderful experience, and I felt valued as a student, especially by my academic advisor who pushed and encouraged me. She is still mentoring me today, I can’t thank her and Marymount enough for my experience. Now in my fellowship, I am responsible for implementing the Performance Triad, a plan to promote sleep, activity and nutrition among Army family members. I collect data at bases across the country. I love that I have a hand in working at the strategic level to help make a positive difference in the lives and health of soldiers and their families. The team I work with has faith in me and my contributions, and I know Marymount helped prepare me for this role.”