Donors help student realize dream of serving the community

March 16, 2021

Haley Wong

Haley Wong '21, DPT '24, was drawn to Quinnipiac because of the outstanding connections students are able to utilize to reach their professional goals.

"I will continue my studies at Quinnipiac after graduation to pursue my doctorate in physical therapy, where my ultimate goal is to work with members of our military and public service teams that require prosthetic physical therapy or spinal rehabilitation," she said.

Wong earned a scholarship based on the leadership roles she's held on campus, which she said has helped her take additional classes toward her degree.

"I would urge potential donors to consider contributing to students' futures," she said. "There are so many opportunities I have been able to experience due to the help I have received from donors. These experiences have not only impacted my success as a student and young professional, but they have also allowed me to represent the university across the country and on other continents."

She said she hopes to use her Quinnipiac education to help others find their bodily autonomy.

"Independence is such a huge factor in high quality in life, so when I work with patients, my goal is always to find new ways for them be able to live an independent and autonomous life, full of the activities they love to do," Wong said. "I love being able to help patients feel strong on their own so that they know their body is capable of anteing they want to accomplish."

She attributes her experiences working with the university's affiliated clinical sites for being able to help grow an extensive network and have hands-on experience in the areas of health care that she is hoping to pursue post-graduation.

"We, as undergraduates students at Quinnipiac, have the opportunity to be immersed in the surrounding area through internships, clinical experiences, community service initiatives and other opportunities to foster closeness between the university and the community beyond," she said.

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