Los Angeles

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Connor Pendleton '18

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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Kinesiology (Pre-PT)

Current Company:

USC

Current Position:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Track and field, Harambee, BSA, MULTI, OxyEngage, Oxy Kinesiology Department tutor

Secondary Schooling:

Doctorate of PT in progress

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

2am Cooler Fires

Best Oxy Class:

Musculoskeletal anatomy with Dr. Rugg (K300)

Groups I Identify With:

The Black community, the multi-racial community, the kinesiology department, the Oxy track community.

Bio:

I’m from Phoenix, Arizona, played soccer all my life but fell in love with track in high school, originally came to Oxy to study marine biology but switched to Kinesiology, currently on track to getting my doctorate degree in physical therapy. Passionate about ocean conservation and wildlife, coolest thing I’ve ever done is swim with humpback whales in the South Pacific. Also passionate about activism and liberation for black folks.

Career Advice:

Enjoy your time at Oxy and don’t stress too much about finding a career that’s 100% relevant/related to your major! It’s very common to study a unique subject at Oxy and then end up in a job that’s very unrelated but very rewarding. And then you’ll have experience in multiple avenues, making you extremely versatile and unique :)