My name is Caroline Gackenbach and I am the apparel representative for the University of Pittsburgh DPT Class of 2022. I graduated from Penn State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. I was first introduced to physical therapy after a running injury in high school. I realized through my own rehab the importance of physical therapy in helping people regain their function and get them back to doing what they love. I have many interests and I’m excited to explore them during my clinical experiences. In my free time I enjoy traveling, running, and hiking. I’m so excited to be a part of the University of Pittsburgh DPT class of 2022 and cannot wait to see what the future holds.