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sophia lavie

CEHHS Celebrates One of Our Top Graduates

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) is proud to congratulate one of our top graduates, Sophia Lavie.  Sophia majored in the Kinesiology program offered by the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sports Studies.

“I was born in New Orleans, LA, but my family relocated to Brentwood, TN after losing our home in Hurricane Katrina—so that is how I ended up at UT. I loved my time here at UT! I met wonderful people who helped me become a better human being.

On campus, I am the president of the Kinesiology Students Association and a board member for the Exercise Is Medicine on campus initiative. I am also a Vol Mentor and a member of Chi Omega sorority. Additionally, I am in a few honor societies such as Mortar Board and Order of Omega.

Off campus, I volunteer at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in a number of positions. Most recently, I became one of the founding members of the hospital’s NODA (No One Dies Alone) group. We are trained to sit at the bedsides of patients without available family or friends during the last hours of their lives. I am also an animal shelter volunteer and an infant/sick animal foster.

I will begin medical school in the Fall of 2017, and right now I am deciding between two schools. Kinesiology was a great major for me. Not only did my major prepare me to succeed on the MCAT (the medical school entrance exam), but the emphasis the coursework places on preventative healthcare helped shape the way I hope to practice medicine.”

Sophia, CEHHS is proud of you and can’t wait to see what your future holds!!