After working with the Department of Campus Recreation at the University, Riddhi Patel
knew exactly what it meant to be a team player. Dr. Patel credits this
experience as having the greatest impact on her growth as a person and a
young leader and said that it provided her with a family and people to
depend on through tough times.
"Nothing in life is handed to you,
nor is anything handed to you when you choose to come to this
University. You must work for it," said Dr. Patel, who recently
completed the six-year physical therapy doctoral program.
Dr. Patel is also grateful for the
University's small size because she had the opportunity to meet plenty
of students and administrators. She knows this is what helped facilitate
With her degree from the
University, Dr. Patel plans to work in a skilled nursing facility in the
Philadelphia region and hopes to open her own physical therapy clinic