Katherine Casale

Physical Therapy

Year in School: 3rd year of Graduate School

Hometown/State: West Henrietta, NY

Monroe Community College

Why did you choose Daemen College?

I chose Daemen because it had an excellent Physical Therapy program and I liked the small campus environment.

Why did you choose your present major?

I chose my major because I felt that this avenue would allow me the most opportunities to enhance patient quality of life and mobility.

Please describe your academic experience at Daemen College. (Ex: It is challenging, but I know it will prepare me for my career..etc)

It is challenging but I know this foundation will prepare me well for the workforce. 

Please describe the impact Daemen faculty, staff and advisors have had on you.

The Daemen staff was very helpful in advising me as I transferred my credits from a community college. 

Do you live on campus? Please tell us about your on campus experiences.

I live off campus.

Please describe any internship, study abroad, service learning or academic experience? (For example, Academic Festival, Research Think Tank, etc.)

I have been able to present at academic festival twice which was a great experience to explain my groups' research findings with multiple faculty members. I have also completed two 9-week clinical internships, one in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and one in a subacute/neuro clinic where I was able to apply hands on skills and knowledge that I acquired throughout the academic year.

What do you like best about Daemen College?

I love the small feel about Daemen College. 

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to work locally after I graduate. 

What clubs or organizations have you been a part of here at Daemen College? What kinds of things do they do?

I was a part of Daemen’s dance team for one semester. I have also been a part of off campus clubs. 

Do you have a favorite campus activity?

My favorite campus activity is being a part of the kickball or cookie decorating events with the YALT program.

What is your favorite campus hangout? Why?

I love hanging out in the library with friends.