My name is Eric Jespersen and I am one of the PPTA representatives. I am originally from Weston, Connecticut about an hour outside of New York City. I graduated in 2018 from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Science and certificate in Pathokinesiology. Outside of the classroom you can find me at a Pitt Football or basketball game, playing intramural sports, or manning the grill. Currently I am undecided about my area of interest, but travel physical therapy has recently peaked my interest. In addition to my career as a clinician I hope to become involved with healthcare policy and advocacy efforts. As a PPTA I will encourage classmates to be involved with the PPTA and APTA to grow us into leaders in the physical therapy profession.