Alumni Profiles

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Erica Ogwumike

WNBA draftee is part of UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2024


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Sean Chu

Sean now works as an athletic trainer at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas.


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Sook-Lei Liew

Dr. Liew is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Neural Plasticity & Neurorehabilitation Laboratory at USC.

Erica G. Soltero, Ph.D.
Erica Soltero

Dr. Soltero has been highly productive in her research efforts, with almost 30 publications, 40 abstract citations, and 4 meritorious awards


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Monika Patterson

Monika '16 received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College in 2019.


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Swathi Rayasam

Swathi recently co-authored an article, "Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability in Emergency Medicine Residents on Shift," published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Aislyn Orji

After graduating with a BA in Kinesiology - Health Sciences, Aislyn was accepted to the Post-Bachelor Fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).


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Alex Pandiscio

In 2019, Alex founded the Bayou City Ballet School in Houston. The school provides exceptional ballet training in a small school setting, while teaching aspiring young men and women the values of commitment, kindness, and hard work.


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Taylor Hale

Taylor is now a third-year medical student at Des Moines University in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

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Sachin Allahabadi & Kate Travis

Many of our alumni make their way to medical school, including an engaged (soon to be married) team of Sports Medicine alum.


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Jenny Pennycuff

Dr. Pennycuff is the Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Residency Program at UTMB.


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Charles H. Mathers

Charles Mathers, M.D., M.P.H. completed residency training in Aerospace Medicine and Internal Medicine at UTMB in 2012.

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Julie Graves

Julie Graves, MD, MPH, PhD, studied kinesiology when it was called Health and Physical Education, graduating with a double major, along with Biology.


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Katie Scott

Katie (Olson) Scott received her Kinesiology - Sports Medicine degree. After some soul-searching, she found her passion: dementia care. She started her career developing physical and cognitive activity programs for older adults.


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Hari Athreya

Hari is a fourth year medical student at the McGovern Medical School. Next year he plans to start his family medicine residency to become a socially responsible and active physician.

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Felicia & Reko Griggs

Many of our alumni make their way to medical school, including a husband & wife team of Health Sciences alum.


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Kwabena Mensah

Recently honored as Katy ISD Principal of the Year, TABSE Principal of the Year, & TEPSA National Distinguished Principal Finalist


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Chris Chu de León

Chris taught English, American culture and politics at a federal university in Brazil under a Fulbright Scholarship.


KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

S203 Tudor Fieldhouse
kinesiologydept@rice.edu

(713)348-8816 (Office)
(713)348-8808 (Fax)

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

6100 Main St, MS-545 Houston, TX 77005

Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of Tudor Fieldhouse on the east side of the building. The easiest way to access our suite is to enter through the east side door that faces the intramural fields and Wiess College. You will then go up the stairway to the 2nd floor, and our suite will be through the open door ahead on the right.