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Meet Your Student Advisory Council

Anna Bolton, ATS


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Hello!! I am a second year Masters of Athletic Training Student at Samford University. I grew up in Birmingham, AL and have been fortunate enough to return in order to attend grad school. I graduated from Auburn University in 2017 where I received my Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. I have completed a number of clinical rotations in the Birmingham area including at Vestavia Hills High School, Dr. Emily Casey at Andrews Sport Medicine, Mountain Brook High School, and Samford University’s Women’s Soccer Team. My dream job would be a position with a collegiate level soccer team, and I aspire to one day work with the US Women’s National Team. A fun fact about me is that I spent the first 3-months of 2018 and 2019 working at a semester school in a tiny farming town in Switzerland. I am so honored to serve as one of the co-chairs of the Student Advisory Council, and I hope to represent, connect with, and advocate for my fellow athletic training students.

Nadia Perez, ATS


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Hey everyone! I am a third-year undergraduate student at Troy University. I am from Miami, FL but have lived in Enterprise, AL for the past 7 years. While at Troy I have been able to work in various clinical rotations including Pike County High School football, Troy football, women’s basketball, soccer, and track and field! I am able to complete my immersive with women’s basketball at Ole Miss. After I graduate I plan to continue my education and receive my Master’s in Exercise Science! My dream job would be to be able to work with D1 or professional women’s or men’s basketball, and hopefully one day work the Olympics! A fun fact about me is that I absolutely love cooking and trying new foods wherever I go. I am so proud to be part of this council and to be given the opportunity to represent other student athletic trainers and to help them reach their goals.

Hannah Turner, ATS

Council Member

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Hello! I am a second year master's student at Samford University. I am originally from Knoxville, TN but I have lived in Birmingham, AL for the last 6 years. I graduated from UAB in December of 2017 with my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology. I have had the opportunity to complete clinicals with Samford Baseball, John Carroll Catholic High School, Drs. Emily Casey and Benton Emblom at Andrews Sports Medicine, and I am currently working with Samford football. I was blessed with the opportunity to complete my immersive with the University of Tennessee’s Football program. My dream athletic training job would be D1 football, and the opportunity to teach in an athletic training program some day. I also want to work with Team USA at some point in my career. A fun fact about me is that for the past 6 years I have helped deliver babies at UAB Women and Infants Center as my job! I am so proud to be a member of this council and to be given the opportunity to represent students in the field of athletic training.

Savannah Claire Morgan, ATS

Council Member

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I am from Dozier, Alabama. I am a third year athletic training student in Troy University’s Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. I have worked with high school football, Troy University’s Track & Field, Men’s Basketball team and Football team. I will be working with Vanderbilt University’s Soccer team in Spring 2021. I am proud to represent athletic training students on the Alabama Athletic Trainer’s Association Student Advisory Council. As always, Go Trojans!

Katherine Kratzer, ATS

Council Member

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Hello everyone! I am an undergraduate Senior Athletic Training Student at Troy University. My hometown is Montgomery, AL but I have lived in Troy, AL for the past 5 years. While in Troy University’s Athletic Training Department I have had the opportunity of working several clinical rotations including Goshen and Luverne High Schools, Troy Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Golf, and Football. I am currently in my last semester of the Athletic Training program and I am completing a full immersion internship experience with Delta State in Cleveland, MS. My goal is to become a certified athletic trainer that works within the performing arts. A fun fact about myself is that I have traveled to Canada, and one day hope to travel there again. Being able to be a part of the ALATA student advisory council has given me a wonderful learning experience, scholarship opportunities, and a leadership role. I hope that this council has revealed to other athletic training students how to get connected, be a part of a community and help them achieve their aspirations.

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