Karri Knodel, PAS1
After a few months of PA School, I hardly remember anything about my previous life…. But I wouldn’t change it for anything! PA School is a crazy place, but you’ll be amazed at what your mind and body can handle.
I am originally from San Diego, CA, and despite my many ventures I still consider it home. I graduated from Long Beach State in 2003 with a BA in Kinesiology, option in Athletic Training. From there I went on to Utah State and graduated with an MS in Exercise Science. While at USU, I was a graduate assistant athletic trainer in the Athletics Department. My first real job out of grad school was at Illinois State University, where I worked as a full time athletic trainer for the women’s basketball program. I spent a total of 5 years there and loved it! But, as with many professions, I felt limited in my scope and decided to pursue a career as a PA. And now I’m in Portland!
In my free time (haha, what’s that?) I like to spend time with my husband exploring our new city, one restaurant at a time…