40 Under 40: Brooke Riley ’04DPT
BROOKE RILEY ’04DPT
“How Arcadia Influenced My Path
Arcadia set my path in motion. Through Arcadia, I began my journey working with underserved communities in Jamaica. Having the opportunity to travel internationally and serve in a developing country—where access to physical therapy services is a luxury—was a tremendous gift that shaped the course of my life.
Most Cherished Arcadia Memory
During my first trip to Jamaica with Dr. Karen Sawyer, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, and fellow classmates, my eyes were opened to a different world, a different way of thinking, and a different way of being. It was wonderful to experience that with my classmates and see them in a different light. I will always be grateful for that experience.
Advice to Alumni
Don’t settle for a job you are not passionate about just to pay the bills. Find your passion! You have something unique to offer the world—do what you were gifted to do and the world will be a better place. To Physical Therapy alumni: As physical therapists, we are not called to “fix” people, but to walk alongside them during their recovery, offer them the tools they need, and empower them to help themselves. “