Name: Olivia Ladd-Luthringshauser
Sport: Women's squash
Year of Graduation: 2019
Majors: Biopsychology and Spanish
Where do you work and what do you do?
I spent my growth year as a medical scribe and research assistant in the Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Tufts Medical Center, but I am heading to UMass Medical School. Throughout the year I prepared medical charts, wrote visit notes, shadowed pediatric and adult otolaryngology surgeries and coordinated two research projects: one for a smart phone hearing test app and another on pediatric nose bleed treatment.
What is your favorite Tufts memory?
Our beautiful new squash courts came after my graduation, so my team spent lots of memorable time driving to and from our practice courts. As a driver, I was so grateful for the extra time collecting my teammates from their homes and dorms. We sang and danced so horribly and experienced some wild weather - including our windshield wipers freezing during a blizzard on our way home from Nationals, but the time spent together in the vans over four years made us one of the most closely knit teams on campus.
How has the Tufts community helped in your professional life since graduating?
One of the doctors I scribed for, Dr. Mark Veccchiotti, is a fellow Jumbo and was a captain of the Tufts ski team. I found the job opportunity through his relationship with the Tufts Pre-Health Advising Office. He knew my education prepared me well for the job, and there was an immediate trust between us from the first day of work. And as I move on to medical school, my successor is a class of 2020 member off the Tufts women's ultimate frisbee team!
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