First-year Lauren Wideen smiles during her senior photos in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin in August 2019. Wideen said she looks forward to her life in college.

Photos courtesy of Lauren Wideen

First year Lauren Wideen said she wanted to become a medical assistant because she was drawn to helping others and playing sports. Playing volleyball, basketball and football throughout her life, Wideen said the sport has given her friendships that she might not otherwise have made and many memories to be fond of. remember.

As a sports medicine major from Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, Wideen said she not only enjoys playing sports, but also loves the science behind them. She said she was passionate about studying how the human body works while playing sports, which motivates her to pursue the work of her dreams as a medical assistant.

“I am drawn to sports medicine because the health workers who specialize in it help all kinds of people, not just athletes,” Wideen said.

Wideen poses during his graduation driving at Sauk Prairie High School in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, in May. Wideen said she was delighted to be living in Malibu.

Wideen volunteered at youth sports camps in his community during high school. Currently, she said she works as a certified nursing assistant at an assisted living facility near her home in Wisconsin. She helps residents with their daily chores, including dressing and bathing.

“Being a member of CNA has definitely been a very rewarding experience,” said Wideen. “I learned a lot from both a health and a personal perspective, and it’s rewarding to be able to connect with other residents.

Looking back, Wideen said she decided to go to Pepperdine because of her smaller campus and majoring in sports medicine.

“I know it’s across the country for me and it will definitely be a challenge,” Wideen said. “But, I just wanna go somewhere else and try something new.”

Wideen enjoys a road trip with his family to Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in September.  Wideen said she enjoys being in nature.

Wideen enjoys a road trip with his family to Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in September. Wideen said she enjoys being in nature.

This semester Wideen is a member of Pepperdine’s Pre-Physician Assistant Society. Recently, hoping to see the beach and meet teachers in person, Wideen said she flew to Malibu from her hometown in April.

“I’m really excited to meet new people and try new things,” Wideen said. “I want to stay motivated and accomplish what I have done so far.”

____________________

Follow the graphic on Twitter: @PeppGraphic

Email to Stella Zhang: [email protected]



Keywords:
fresh Faces basketball Lauren Wideen Malibu passion for sport football sports medicine Stella Zhang volleyball


Bookmark and Share