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!
Hi, I am Shelby Davis, and I currently live in Nashville, Tennessee where I am an assistant athletic trainer with the women’s soccer team and the men’s tennis team at Lipscomb University. I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017 with a Bachelors in athletic training and then from University of Central Arkansas with my Masters in exercise science in 2019.
I started the doctoral program at Moravian in the Summer of 2022 to challenge myself and my clinical practice beyond what I thought possible. This program helps me to do this in the structure of the classes and the diversity of the other students in the program. There are Division I collegiate athletic trainers such as myself, secondary school athletic trainers, as well as professional athletic trainers within the program and all have taught me something beyond the curriculum. The curriculum itself has challenged me in areas of leadership, advocacy, and translating my passions into my clinical practice. Although the program is mostly online, the weeklong summer in-person session allows the unique opportunity to network in person, learn from some of the more renowned experts in the field and practice new hands-on skills.
If I had any advice for someone thinking about this program, I would say to just do it! If you have any questions, I am more than happy to answer them. I am looking forward to learning and growing with you.
Hello, I am Ashley Sink, and have been a certified athletic trainer since 2021. I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors in kinesiology and from the University of La Verne with my Masters in athletic training. I currently work at a private boarding school in Anaheim, CA as the head athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach, and also practice as an athletic trainer in a chiropractic office.
I started to further my education at Moravian University in the Spring of 2023. One of the aspects that stood out to me compared to other programs was Moravian’s desire to help me achieve additional goals above and beyond the curriculum, including to credentialed as a sports performance professional. The students in the program are all like-minded individuals that just want to learn and grow together.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions regarding the program! I hope to work with you soon.
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.
Hi! My name is Gabi Biscottini and I am currently an Assistant Athletic Trainer at a private boarding school in Deerfield, MA called Deerfield Academy. I’m originally from New Milford, NJ, but I moved to Massachusetts in 2011 for college and never left! I received both my Bachelors in Athletic Training (2015) and my Master’s in Athletic Training Administration (2017) from Springfield College. I also started at Deerfield as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2015 and was then hired as a full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer after graduation. In addition to my duties in the athletic training clinic, I also run our weekly orthopedic clinic on campus and am a student advisor and dorm parent.
Initially, I wanted to pursue my Doctorate to build on my current clinical practice.. I chose Moravian’s DAT because of the blended learning and course offerings. I was especially drawn to the Summer Institute and the opportunity to meet and learn from my peers and professors in-person. They changed everything for me and after attending my first SI, I decided to pursue the dual DAT/MBA program that Moravian offers. My goal is to open my own cash-based clinic to help make athletic training services more accessible to people in need and Moravian is the perfect place to help me pursue this dream. I started the DAT program in the Fall of 2021 and will start the MBA program in Fall 2023. Moravian has given me the opportunity to learn from the best in our field and I’m so excited to share my experience with new and perspective students.
If you have any questions, I’m only an email away so please feel free to reach out!
My name is Ian Elwood. I currently serve as the Athletic Trainer for the US Military’s Special Operations Command Korea. I’ve been working with military forces for over 10 years and in Asia for almost 7 of them. Previously, I worked in the junior college, Division I, college rec sports, and secondary school settings. I received my bachelor’s in athletic training from Roanoke College in 2006 and my masters in rehabilitation science from San Diego State University in 2011.
I chose Moravian’s DAT program because of the all-star faculty roster and the asynchronous structure of the coursework. Also, the secondary MBA appealed to me because of my affinity for business. While I’m not 100% sure of where this path is taking me, I aspire to be a leader in business and the military setting for ATs. My time in the Moravian DAT program has improved my clinical skills, expanded my network, and deepened my understanding of the intersection between athletic training and business management.
My journey in the Moravian DAT program has been transformative, not only in enhancing my clinical and leadership skills but also in shaping my vision for the future. I am excited to leverage my experiences and learnings to support and inspire my fellow students in the program. I believe that with the right guidance and resources, we can all make significant contributions to the field of athletic training and improve the lives of the populations we serve.
As a student ambassador, I am committed to fostering a supportive and collaborative environment for all students. I look forward to sharing my experiences, learning from others, and working together to advance our collective knowledge and skills in athletic training.
If you have any questions about Moravian, the military setting, or business, please feel free to contact me.
DAT Alumni Ambassador
Kristin Funk 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.