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DAT Student Ambassadors

Meet our Moravian University DAT Student Ambassadors! These individuals were nominated by their peers and selected by the DAT faculty. For current students the Ambassadors serve as the voice of the students to the faculty, communicating any concerns (or successes) of the students as a whole. For prospective students the Ambassadors are available to answer questions about the DAT program from a student perspective. Feel free to reach out to any of these individuals with questions you may have about the DAT program!


Christina Kossak

kossakc@moravian.edu

Kossak

Hello! I'm Cristina Kossak and I am currently an athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. My current clinical assignments include field hockey, wrestling, and men's squash. I have been at Penn since 2018 and started right after graduating from James Madison University with my Master's in Sport and Recreation Leadership. I graduated from Boston University in 2015 with my undergraduate degree in Athletic Training and soon after began my athletic training career at Towson University. I started the Moravian DAT program in the Fall of 2021. One reason I chose the Moravian DAT program was that I was looking for the opportunity to continue my education without having to leave my clinical practice. The program allows you to continue your career as you desire and update your clinical practice skills to meet the new standards in athletic training while also being accommodating to the needs of each individual student. The Summer Institute allows for the practice of hands-on skills and the opportunity to network with clinicians from around the world. Moravian also allows the unique opportunity to complete an MBA in conjunction with the DAT program which is a unique opportunity. After taking a break from athletic training for my Masters degree I felt it was important to have a doctoral program that was geared toward my desire to continue advancing my clinical skills and career. 
Please feel free to reach out with any questions!


Julie Landrigan

landriganj@moravian.edu

Landrigan

Hi, I’m Julie Landrigan and I am currently an athletic trainer at a small private school in Savannah, Georgia. I have lived in Savannah for 6 years and have worked both at Savannah Country Day School and Savannah High School. I have lived in many different regions of the country, earning my Bachelors degree from Central College in Iowa and my Masters degree from Ithaca College in New York. I decided I wanted to live and work somewhere with significantly warmer winters. Plus, who doesn’t want to live near a beach? 

I chose the Moravian DAT program because I was looking for a program that would allow me to maintain a full-time AT position while still challenging me to improve my clinical skills. I began the program in May 2021, so unfortunately, I have not yet experienced a Summer Institute, but I am looking forward to the hands-on experience. Another reason for attending Moravian is the dual DAT-MBA program, which will give me the knowledge to help me excel in the administration side of athletic training and healthcare.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!


Kedryn Orrison Pilgrim

orrisonpilgrimk@moravian.edu

Pilgrim

Hi, I'm Kedryn Orrison Pilgrim, and have been a certified athletic trainer since 2015. I graduated from North Central College in Illinois, with a bachelors in both athletic training and psychology. Prior to my current position I have been in the college setting in all three NCAA divisions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau (DIII) and Minnesota State University Mankato (D1 hockey, DII sports) and in junior hockey with the Sioux City Musketeers in the United States Hockey league. Currently, I am assistant athletic trainer with the Rochester Americans, a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, serving as the primary affiliate team for the Buffalo Sabres.

I'm originally from Illinois but have spent my life as a military kid. I've lived in Turkey, Thailand, the gulf coast of Mississippi, and all over the Midwest. unsurprisingly, I love to travel. Now, my husband and I enjoy living in Western New York. I love the seasons and our border collie is absolutely enthralled with snow. When I have free time, I pick up one of my random hobbies, ranging from crafting and home improvement, to reading and gaming, or to cycling and sports.

I started the DAT program at Moravian in the Spring of 2021. I wanted a flexible program with a focus on manual therapy and sport psychology and Moravian was the perfect fit for me. Moravian's program allows me the flexibility to plan each semester adjusting to work demands, while also choosing classes that fit my needs as a clinician. The summer institute is an incredible learning experience with hands-on experience from top clinicians in the field. Additionally, getting together with all the DAT students has created some amazing friendships and grown my AT network. Moravian hits all the marks and is a program that continues to challenge me as well as create growth and informed change as a clinician.

Please reach out if you have any questions, I am happy to chat!


 Marc Wysocki

wysockim@moravian.edu

Wysocki

Hi, I am Marc Wysocki, and I am currently the Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director at Berkshire School, a private boarding school in Sheffield, MA. I live at the school, so yes, I live at work. I obtained my Bachelors degree from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire and my Masters degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. I have been fortunate to work and teach at Plymouth State University and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. I have also worked at a sports therapy clinic in Rhode Island and care for Barrington High School in the afternoon. I worked in minor league ice hockey through a contract in a rehabilitation hospital in Topeka, Kansas. For the past 21 years, I have been at Berkshire School, which has afforded me great opportunities. I was able to volunteer at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. I became an EMT for our local ambulance company for 12 years. I am currently a Sheffield Fire Department lieutenant, where I hold my EMT certification and am a designated EMS and Training officer. 

I chose the Moravian DAT program because I always want to challenge myself. Obtaining this degree has been on my bucket list for a while. Searching through programs, I was trying to find the one that was the right fit between my life, work, and family. Moravian was the best choice. The flexibility of the program, along with supportive faculty that is nationally recognized. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be surrounded by great instructors and classmates. It has been 25 years since I have been in a classroom. It is never too late to make your dreams come true. I look forward to where this journey takes me through this program.  



DAT Alumni Ambassador

Kristin Funk Maguire

kfunkmaguire@gmail.com

Maguire

My name is Dr. Kristin Funk Maguire and I received both a BS in Athletic Training (2003), MS in Exercise Science (2005) from East Stroudsburg University, and graduated from Moravian’s DAT program in 2021. My career started out in the high school setting at East Stroudsburg South High School and Pennridge High School respectively. I transitioned into the collegiate setting when I moved out to central Pennsylvania in 2010. I was the Geisinger outsourced athletic trainer to Bucknell University. There, I worked with football, men's and women's cross country, track and field and my last year with baseball. After Bucknell, I was an assistant athletic trainer at Bloomsburg University. While at Bloomsburg my main sport coverage was field hockey, women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, track and field, wrestling (DI) and baseball.

In May 2018, I stepped down to be a full-time mom. I continue to keep up my clinical practice through an internship with the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute (MSK). I have established a weekly manual therapy clinic where I assist area high schools with their patients, specializing in low back and manual therapy. I have also recently accepted a position back at Bloomsbury University. 

I am originally from beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania, specifically New Hope. I currently reside in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania with my husband Kevin and our two kids Kai and Kinsley.   

I started Moravian’s Doctor of Athletic Training program in the Spring of 2018. As seasons changed in both my personal and professional life, I wanted to take advantage of my time away as a full-time athletic trainer to bridge knowledge gaps within my own clinical practice and to gain new knowledge in areas that I was not well versed in. Thus, creating my journey toward to an advanced degree in the field of athletic training.  

I chose Moravian’s DAT program as it had checked off all the boxes I wanted in an advanced degree. The online format and ability to go part-time as needed paired nicely with the ever-changing environment of being a stay-at-home mom.  The weeklong summer in-person session allowed me the opportunity to interact with classmates and faculty and build lasting relationships both personally and professionally.  The diverse faculty teaching in the DAT program, who are experts in their particular course, not only enhanced my knowledge in those areas, but enabled me to expand my professional network. Lastly, Moravian’s DAT is student-driven allowing each student to individualize course load according to areas of interest, knowledge gaps and career goals. For me that was enhancing my ability, as a clinician, to critically think and assess patients in best practices and patient outcomes. In addition, this program has expanded my aptitude in the areas of leadership, health care administration and emerging practices within the field of athletic training.